UK pianist challenges 6 orchestras over discriminationmain
Nick Van Bloss is a Tourette’s sufferer.
He has written to six orchestras asking if the reason they won’t let him play is down to his disability.
The Royal Philharmonic, the Philharmonia, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Hallé in Manchester… strongly deny any allegation of discrimination, saying that they are inundated with hundreds of requests from talented soloists every week for a tiny handful of places. They insisted that their selections were based solely on musical merit.
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