Welcome to the Corelia Project! We are an initiative that spotlights women composers.
WHAT ARE WE DOING?
We are creating a centralised database for musicians around the world to discover repertoire by women composers.
WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO ACHIEVE?
Historically, women’s voices have been grossly underrepresented in classical music. Despite a lot of progress, there is still a very long road ahead. Currently, most core repertoire lists do not feature a single work written by a woman, despite the countless exceptional pieces that exist!
Here at the Corelia Project, we believe that visibility and accessibility are the first steps to driving change. Through the promotion of women composers and their works, we aim to encourage shifts in concert programming, and inspire musicians to diversify their own repertoire. With the click of a few buttons, instrumentalists can discover and be inspired to play new pieces, creating a ripple effect over time.
HOW WILL IT WORK?
The Corelia Project website will be designed as an online hub, with:
- Composer Profiles
- Listening lists
- Blogs featuring composers, works and instrumentation-specific recommendations (e.g. string quartets, wind quintets, clarinet quintets, trio, solo music)
- Full database list of works including solo, concerto and chamber music
Our goal is to launch the Corelia Project website in March 2023. To achieve this, we are seeking support to cover the costs associated with the creation and research of the website.
WHAT WILL THE FUNDS COVER?
All the funds received during this campaign will go directly towards launching the Corelia Project. They will cover:
- Website running costs
- Website building and design
- Website management
- Database software
- Research costs
- Technical support
- Administrative costs
- Logo design
SUPPORTING THE PROJECT:
If you would like to contribute to the Corelia Project Campaign, your support will be deeply appreciated!
WHAT ARE THE PERKS?
All our generous supporters will be named on the Corelia Project website. Pick your "band" :
(Kaija) Saariaho Supporters: £5 - £24
(Thea) Musgrave Musketeers: £25 - £49
Alice (Mary Smith) Advocates: £50 - £84
(Judith) Weir Warriors: £85 - £129
(Elena) Kats-Chernin Champions: £130+
CORELIA PROJECT FOUNDER:
The Corelia Project was founded by Magdalenna Krstevska, an Australian clarinetist, currently based in London. A highly experienced performer, Magdalenna has performed extensively on major stages throughout the UK, Australia and across Europe as an orchestral clarinetist, chamber musician and as soloist in national competitions. Her training includes the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, the Australian National Academy of Music, the Sydney Symphony Fellowship Program and the Royal College of Music, London. She was the 2021/22 Mills Williams Junior Fellow at the RCM.
To stay updated with featured composers, music recommendations and plenty of other fun facts, follow us on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/coreliaproject/
If you would like more information about the project or want to get involved in the research, please contact: [email redacted]
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