You must treat female artists with respect

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Stephanie Eslake

An open letter to the classical and orchestral sectors about the mistreatment of female artists.

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About the author

Stephanie Eslake is a writer and editor who won the City of Hobart Australia Day 2017 Young Citizen of the Year Award for her contributions to arts journalism. She is also a finalist in the 2018 Tasmanian Young Achiever of the Year Awards (2016 semi-finalist; 2017 finalist), and was the inaugural 2017 Kill Your Darlings New Critic Award winner.

Stephanie has degrees in media and music and has written for Limelight Magazine, SBS, The Music, RendezView, and Warp Magazine among other leading Australian publications; and has produced radio and podcast features. She has worked as a staff writer at The Mercury, and and Co-editor and Publications Mentor through the Hobart City Council's Platform youth arts and culture magazine. Stephanie runs CutCommon (, an online magazine for young classical musicians, which she founded in 2014. CutCommon was shortlisted for the Classical:NEXT 2017 Innovation Award, and an inaugural print edition has just been released.