Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Last Updated: 23 October 2020
London Mozart Players is committed to fostering a positive culture where all staff, musicians and community members can flourish. We recognise that conforming and belonging are not the same thing and want to create an environment where no one will feel compelled to conceal or play down elements of their identity for fear of being stigmatised.
We pride ourselves on delivering excellence not only musically, but in the way we run our charity as an organisation. Ensuring that we are inclusive and diverse is vital to that excellence, as it is only through the sharing of diverse ideas and perspectives that we can realise our mission of providing access to classical music to everyone, everywhere. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion goes above and beyond mere compliance with legally protected characteristics and box-ticking exercises, and instead seeks to understand and appreciate all of the differences that make each of us who we are.
We are acutely aware that Western classical music has historically been the domain of the affluent and most educated in society, as well as being predominantly white. As an orchestra who has its home in the cosmopolitan melting point of Croydon and a growing global audience, we are conscious of and take very seriously the need to ensure that our work is reflective of the audiences that we seek to serve, cutting across the intersections of race, gender, wealth and education.