Can we ditch the idea of classical having an image problem? As soon as I walk into a shop I feel like I don't need to buy any of it and I can't wait to get out of there.
Her efforts stem, she says, from a deep-rooted belief in the powers of a creative element to education.
Don't be thinking it's all about how you play and what people say about you; just think that you're there to serve this piece as best you can.
But music, in all its forms, can be studied, worked on, developed and created by anyone of any gender, race and culture.