Instrument Gender Bias? A word from V&A

I read this piece yesterday about the gender breakdown between men and women and the different instruments they play.  One line immediately jumped out at me - "A study conducted by the Royal Albert Hall has revealed that brass instruments are associated with men, and string instruments with women."
Unfortunately I'm not sure we see more female violinists than male violinists in the core classical industry. Maybe at the top of the charts there are a few more female soloists, but in orchestras we still witness it as a male-dominated industry, even though the violin is perceived as one of the more feminine instruments of the orchestra.
Read the article here and let us know what you think.

 

newsJohn Lambert