Four classical stars report on talks with UK Governmentmain
All four classical musicians who had discussions with the UK Government on Thursday have issued identical reports. Here’s Sheku’s:
Alison Balsom OBE, Nicola Benedetti (pic), Sir Simon Rattle and I were invited, at short notice, to join a virtual meeting yesterday about the future of the music industry by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden.
We have all had innumerable conversations with many people across the sector and what we put across was a shared sentiment and rallying cry on behalf of the classical music industry. We want to share what was said in order to invite more dialogue and communication. We all know we are stronger when we work together. We are very grateful to have been offered the chance to speak directly with DCMS and trust our voices have been heard. The ball is now firmly in the DCMS court and we all eagerly await a response.
This is a summary of what we said (click here).