Sat 18th May at 11:00am
BBT Debate - Is Talent Enough?
@ Royal Festival Hall, London
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BBT Debate - Is Talent Enough?: Mitsuko Uchida, Colin Currie, John Gilhooly, Paul Moseley, Martijn Sanders, Tom Service, Sonia Simmenauer
Join the Southbank Centre for a lively free debate with leading experts in the music world.
Borletti Buitoni Trust's nurturing and support of young artists over the last decade has highlighted the fact that there is growing pressure to participate in more than just making music if they want to succeed in building a sustained and successful career.
Are recording and commissioning necessities or luxuries? And how important is social networking, marketing, promotion and building a public profile? Or are they just distractions? How does a brilliant young musician find the freedom and space for artistic inspiration and development? Who helps them? Is it idealistic to think talent and hard work are all it takes in the 21st century?
Mitsuko Uchida will light the touch paper to spark the discussion among panelists including percussionist Colin Currie, Wigmore Hall Artistic and Executive Director John Gilhooly, Managing Director of Decca Classics Paul Moseley, arts consultant and former Director of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam Martijn Sanders, broadcaster and journalist Tom Service and one of Europe's leading artist managers Sonia Simmenauer.
There will also be opportunity for questions and comment from the audience.
Please note - this free event requires a ticket. You can reserve your ticket online (£1.75 transaction fee) or by phone on 0844 847 9910 (£2.75 transaction fee). Transaction fees apply per transaction, not per ticket. You can also reserve your seat without a transaction fee by visiting one of the Southbank Centre Ticket Offices in person.
World-renowned classical pianist who regularly performs with the violinist Mark Steinberg as well as appearing in solo recitals.
Mitsuko Uchida is renowned for her interpretations of Mozart, Schubert, Schumann and Beethoven, but she has also illuminated the music of Berg, Schoenberg, Webern and Boulez for a new generation of listeners.
Mitsuko Uchida performs with the world's finest orchestras and musicians.
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Innovative award-winning multi-percussionist who has appeared with orchestras such as the CBSO, LSO and Royal Concertgebouw, as well as performing as a solo chamber musician.
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An arts consultant, and the former Director of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
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As a writer for The Guardian and a presenter on both BBC Radio 3 and for the BBC Proms on television, Tom Service is one of the most visible of the new generation of music journalists. He is passionate about music, education, the arts and Scotland.
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Venue: Royal Festival Hall
Enquiries: 0871 663 2500
Bookings: 020 7960 4200
Disabled Bookings: 020 7960 4200
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