Classical Notes: A miracle for Rattle, but misery for most British musicians

The ongoing Covid-19 restrictions are causing such disruption to British players that many are contemplating a move to Europe, or even a change of career

4th July, 2021
Classical Notes: A miracle for Rattle, but misery for most British musicians
Simon Rattle: the conductor has been given permission to perform a four-week residency this month of his London Symphony Orchestra at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in southern France

A recent survey among professional musicians in Britain found that 42 per cent of them were considering moving to Europe in order to continue working while 20 per cent were considering changing their careers altogether to make ends meet.

“A complete nightmare” is how one musician described the post-Brexit situation in regard to travel restrictions as well as Covid’s “wrecking ball” top-up of misery.

An Incorporated Society of Musicians spokesperson said...

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