Fabiana Claure
Pianist - Business Coach for Musicians
Women as Musician Entrepreneurs
This multimedia presentation will discuss the fundamental entrepreneurial skills of what is needed in order to be a successful musician, using examples from three of the most influential and important women musicians of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: Fanny Mendelssohn, Clara Schumann, and Teresa Carreño. Through an entrepreneurial lens, the program will explore how Fanny was able to create and run a concert series, create performance opportunities for herself, and publish her compositions, how  Clara was able to pursue a 61-year career as a self-managed concert artist and composer, and how Teresa was able to successfully sustain a 54-year international concert career, manage several performing companies, and establish herself as a published composer. Special emphasis will be placed on the context of each woman’s successful, long-term career as pianists and composers while still handling domestic life, raising children and facing the gender-discrimination barriers of their time.  In addition to a live performance of Fanny, Clara, and Teresa's piano works and spoken remarks, the program will also include a film presentation created in collaboration with award-winning, documentary filmmaker, Tania Khalaf.  
The goal of the presentation is to highlight how these resilient women were able to overcome incredible obstacles by using entrepreneurial skills to further their careers and provide for their families.  In doing so, they established new benchmarks for women in music. Audiences will experience a journey of reflection, inspiration, and will be prompted to take proactive action. They will learn how to see entrepreneurship as both a mindset and a discipline that can help them create human connection, become empowered, and pursue their own definition of success. By learning from the past, we can better understand the present and create a more successful future.

Learn more about my project here! I welcome opportunities to bring it to a city near you. For bookings, you can reach me via my contact page.
Upcoming performance dates:
  • Sept 19th at 3:30pm:  Multimedia Lecture-Recital: "Entrepreneurial Women Concert Pianists" at University of North Texas (Recital Hall), Denton, TX (Postponed for the Fall semester)
  • Sept 23rd at 1pm:  Multimedia Lecture-Recital: "Entrepreneurial Women Concert Pianists" at Southern Methodist University (Caruth Auditorium), Dallas, TX  (Postponed for the Fall semester)
  • October 2nd: Multimedia Presentation: "Women as Musician Entrepreneurs" at the 2020 Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association International Summit in Washington, DC.