Nicola Benedetti lashes out at the music businessmain
Speaking about Covid responses on Scala Radio, the enterprising Scottish violinist said:
‘I just don’t believe that the route we’ve taken is the best we could have done. I think incompetency, vested interests in the wrong areas, I think just a lack of care, a lack of leadership, disorganisation, just bad management I think has gone on left, right and centre and it’s costing people their livelihoods.’
She went on to say: ‘Our prospects do not look good any time soon. We can’t see a clear end in sight that provides any sort of working business model. It’s not just musicians, it’s everybody involved in that ecosystem.’
Benedetti is usually the most polite and restrained of classical artists.