Slipped disc | Nicola Benedetti takes on the music business


Speaking of Covid’s responses on Scala Radio, the enterprising Scottish violinist said:“I just don’t think the road we have taken is the best we could have done. I think incompetence, special interests in the wrong areas, I think just a lack of care, a lack of leadership, disorganization, just mismanagement, I think, has gone left, right and center and it costs people their livelihoods.

She went on to say, “Our outlook doesn’t look good anytime soon. We can’t see a clear end in sight that offers some sort of working business model. It’s not just musicians, it’s everyone involved in this ecosystem.

Benedetti is generally the most polite and understated of classical artists.


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