The RPS Conversation

In February 2021, we brought together four individuals who each played a key part in keeping music going through the pandemic, to share their frank thoughts on what happens next for classical music.

The RPS Conversation was presented live on Thursday 11 February 2021. For a strictly limited time, you can freely watch it here. RPS Members can enjoy this and more such talks at their leisure in the dedicated Members Area of our website. Find out more about becoming a Member below.

Since the pandemic began, we have digitally presented The RPS Conversation to give classical music lovers a picture of how it has affected the lives and work of classical music makers. In this latest instalment, we hear from violinist Elena Urioste who won an RPS Inspiration Award for her joyful ‘UriPosteJukeBox’ performances online, soprano Mary Bevan who – against all odds – staged a series of outdoor concerts, conductor Nicholas Collon who was one of the first back on the podium with his Aurora Orchestra, and ‘The Voice Doctor’ Declan Costello who led the vital research into what constituted safe performance, enabling many musicians to get back to work.

If you are not already an RPS Member, we warmly invite you to consider joining, enabling you to access more conversations like this involving great musical minds and personalities, as well as other opportunities to further your curiosity and love for classical music, and support classical musicians in need. Click the button below to find out more.

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