Classical Unlocked

We bring together artists who are shaking up the classical scene, taking the genre beyond its history and presenting it in fresh contexts. With an emphasis on collaboration, we see a future where classical music is a regular part of mainstream festivals and conferences worldwide. From the unique sounds of the electric sitar (Bishi) through to classical-inspired songwriting (Caroline Shaw/Ringdown) and genre-defying strings (Vulva Voce), our 2024 showcase shows the innovative ways in which artists are expanding classical music's boundaries. This all-female line-up includes interpretations of Schumann (Tiffany Poon), cross-genre originals and mash-ups (Natalie Tenenbaum) as well as unique Arabic-influenced compositions (The Ayoub Sisters).