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Kathryn Selby, Grace Clifford and Clancy Newman open Selby and Friends season by exploring Beethoven's chamber music repertoire with works selected by audience members

Selby & Friends, founded by Kathryn Selby AM, are kicking off their 2018 season with a special six concert tour celebrating chamber music masterpieces by Beethoven.

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Susan Heymann, General Manager of Chugg Entertainment: There are lots of women in music, but there aren't enough women at the top

When Susan Heymann, the General Manager of Australian promoter giant Chugg Entertainment, was younger, she had a friend named Carly who worked at Channel V. In between classes as a 17 year old, Susan would find herself at the Channel V studios watching Carly work away and come home to her mother and talk about a career in music. Her mother asked, "Do you wanna be like Carly and hang out with bands?" Susan's answer was nothing but prophetic. "Mum, I wanna be Carly's boss."

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Ali Barter has a brand new video out today, is on tour, dreaming up a brand new album between shows, writing a book, and wants us to know who Delia Derbyshire is. What a woman.

Ali Barter - where to start? Some might say this remarkable artist from Collingwood first came into national consciousness when her song Girlie Bits made triple j's Hottest 100. But Ali has actually been recording and performing music since 2012, and before that, she sang in the Australian Girls choir for a decade. Her latest album A Suitable Girl -  released in March this year after a couple of EPs and singles - is making waves for its musical sensibilities but also its underlying message of womens' strength. It would seem if there is one thing Ali is passionate about it is women in music. In an interview with The Right Note TV show, Ali tells Rolling Stone editor Rod Yates that she remembers sitting in a music history class and studying so many men in music, and was exasperated by the omission of women from music history. In December last year, her frustration led to a passionate Facebook post, which was removed at the request of university staff. Ali deleted the post but not long afterwards, her sentiments remained in a now widely shared opinion piece published on Junkee, the popular arts and culture website. In the piece, Ali references the many women who have been under represented and not celebrated enough when it comes to reciting music history. The feminist rocker brand is not one that Ali appears to be chasing, but her passion for women - past, present and future - in music, and more broadly art, is impossible to deny because it is something that is very deep rooted in who she is as a person. But that shouldn't distract from the fact that Ali Barter is an incredibly gifted, trained and dedicated musician, songwriter, performer, and creator of music full stop. On A Suitable Girl Ali Barter's clean, feminine voice is backed by super cool indie-rock licks and vibes, but her important underlying message to celebrate and speak up for  women is a brilliant, and necessary for our times, bonus. Ali Barter took some much appreciated time from her very busy career to give Music Love this interview where she talks about Australian women in music, looking after her voice, and the last thing she saw that blew her mind.

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A conversation with Karin Schaupp, award-winning classical guitarist and the actor who inspired David Williamson to write a play just for her

Karin Schaupp is an award-winning, highly and widely acclaimed classical guitar player. Winning hearts and awards, inspiring composers to write for her, collaborating with orchestras, ensembles, soloists, and expanding her musical horizons is par for the course for Karin who was trained by her mother since she was a small girl. Born in Germany, Karin moved to Queensland at just eight years old, and went on to study music at the University of Queensland, leaving with First Class Honours, a Masters degree and University Gold Medal. And since then the performances, awards and achievements have kept coming. Karin has performed all over the world for millions taking to the stage and screen to dazzle audiences with her musicianship and touch.  Karin kindly took the time to talk to Music Love about being taught by her mother, collaborating with Katie, and how very special it was to perform in Lottes Gift, the story of her grandmother's life.

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