Classical music strikes a chord with Gen Zers | Ireland

If you were to guess what music the under-25s are listening to in Ireland, classical might not be too high on the list.

But a new generation of charismatic musicians such as Esther Abrami, with a little help from smash streaming shows such as Squid Game and Bridgerton, has helped the genre’s popularity to skyrocket among younger age groups.

Recent research has found that Generation Z and young Millennials are more likely than their parents to listen to orchestral music. According to the streaming giant Spotify, listening to classical tunes in the 18-25 age group has risen 6 per cent year-on-year in Ireland.

According to its figures, Gen Zers listen to more classical music than people aged 25-29 and 30-34, with the younger crowd