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5 January 2022

Scala Radio launches Women Composers station

This January, discover something new as Scala Radio adds a brand-new station to the family when they launch their Women Composers station, as part of their ongoing partnership with Donne, Women in Music.

From the 6th of January 2022 listeners will be able to find the channel online as part of the stations available to Scala Radio Premium subscribers.

A first of its kind, the music will focus solely on women classical composers featuring artists such as Clara Schumann, Amy Beach and Augusta Holmès as well as more modern talent like Nainita Desai and Rachel Bruerville.

Scala presenter Penny Smith said There are many exceptional women composers out there to listen to and discover in the classical genre. By launching this dedicated station Scala Radio is shining a light on these talented women and the music they have produced”

Soprano Gabriella Di Laccio, Founder of Donne said: “It is only through collaboration with others who share our values and ambitions that we can create real change.  Music is a powerful instrument of social change and should reflect the diverse richness of all artists. We are absolutely thrilled to continue our partnership with Scala Radio and work together to inspire more listeners and create more impact.”

This new station forms part of Scala Radio’s ongoing relationship with Donne, Women in Music which was originally formed in Spring 2021.

Donne, Women in Music is a charitable foundation that aims to make a positive change and readdress the gender inequality within the music industry. The charity celebrates, advances and amplifies women in music so that they are seen, heard and appreciated for their talent, as well as leaving a legacy of inspiration for future generations.

Scala Radio’s Women Composers station will be available online from 6th January.

Listen to Scala Radio on Digital Radio across the UK, on smart speaker and on the Scala Radio app.  


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For further press information, please contact:   

Cat Martin – Communications Director, Bauer Media Audio    
T: 0207 432 3317 M: 07932 746 363   

Amelia O’Shea – Head of Communications, Bauer Media Audio UK   
T: 0207 432 3417 M: 07718 489342   

Notes to Editors   

About Scala Radio:   
Scala Radio is an entertainment radio station that breaks the mould of classical music in the UK. Presenters include Simon Mayo, Angellica Bell, Penny Smith, Alexis Ffrench and Mark Kermode. Alongside familiar masters such as Mozart, Beethoven and Bach, you can expect to hear contemporary works including film, TV and video game scores, showtunes from musicals and instrumental re-workings of pop and rock songs by the likes of Justin Timberlake, Led Zeppelin and Dua Lipa.   

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