Association of British Orchestras Director Mark Pemberton on UK orchestras post-Brexit

On my list of ‘Things I Really Must Write A Blog Post About’, Brexit and its impact on the classical music sector features heavily.

This from the Director of the Association of British Orchestras in this month’s Classical Music magazine is a good starting point for a future post:

“We need to explore what the government’s agenda for putting British workers first in the queue for jobs post-March 2019 will mean for the future recruitment of orchestral musicians.

Collaboration with stakeholders across music education will be essential for ensuring that, as access to talent from Europe outside the EEA is increasingly switched off, we have a steady supply of home-grown musicians to fill the gap.

We need to combine forces to argue strongly for increased investment in music educations and skills development, to ensure British orchestras maintain their quality and international competitiveness.”

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