The violin is one of only three orchestral instruments with more women musicians overall, analysis by news website Quartz.com has revealed
A statistical analysis of the gender balance of 22 top international orchestras by Quartz at Work has shown that disparities remain marked in particular instruments.
The article factored in a total of 2,438 full-time musicians, and found that overall 69% were men, leaving only 761 places for women musicians across the 22 orchestras.
Double bass sections were among the most heavily unbalanced, with 95% men, with cellos at 70% and violas 65%. The violin was one of only three orchestral instruments with a higher percentage of women (c.52%).
The article is available to read here.