Saturday February 22, 2020

Brexit hits a bum note with British musicians

August outbreak of a capella in Dublin

10th July, 2016
Steven Isserlis

‘I just woke up. Think I’ll go back to sleep and hope it was all a nightmare.’’

This is what British violinist Maxine Kwok-Adams tweeted on the morning of the Brexit bombshell. Kwok-Adams is first violin of the London Symphony Orchestra, and her dismay more or less said it all for musicians across the length and breath of Britain.

It was soon followed by replies from friends and colleagues: “The...

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