Simon Rattle: LSO players were weeping in their seatsmain
The conductor tells the Berliner Morgenpost that in the past 11 months the London Symphony Orchestra has received fewer applications from Europe for its auditions.
‘People simply don’t know how complicated it’s going to be (after Brexit),’ he says. ‘Nobody wants something bad to come out of this decision, but it’s hard not to think of it as an act of self-injury. Myself, I feel more European than ever.’
He says he was rehearsing with the orchestra the morning after the Brexit vote last year and players were weeping in their seats.
Full interview here.