Vladimir Ashkenazy: British musicians must maintain European links
March 19, 2017 by norman lebrecht
The music director of the recently jeapordised European Union Youth Orchestra tells the Observer today:
‘I am sorry about (Brexit), and I know it will be difficult to get used to a totally different situation, but for musicians many things will remain the same, simply because we will work to find a way to make agreements for the sake of music…
‘ In Germany classical music is, of course, incredibly strong traditionally. But it has become much stronger here in Britain, with a very high level of musicians who are, perhaps, more open to all sorts of new endeavours.
‘Brexit seems quite small compared to the changes you once saw in communist countries.’
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