London manager says Brexit could be good for orchestrasmain
Timothy Walker, chief executive and artistic director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra which has struggled in recent years with tour decline, offers a counter-intuitive view of Brexit in the pro-Brexit Daily Telegraph.
Walker, an Australian, says: ‘Europe can be a great thing but there are also difficulties in dealing with Europe.
‘And the interesting thing for me was that the difficulties seemed to be growing rather than diminishing and I couldn’t really understand this.
‘Before there was a referendum on Britain leaving, our observation was that it was becoming more difficult and it was a cost to us.
‘The orchestra always has had a big international presence but as soon as the status quo becomes disrupted you have to start looking for new opportunities….’
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