Conduct, Compose, Perform: a musician’s life

Thu 23 May 2024 - Thu 01 Aug 2024

Join the RPS and Martin Randall Travel for a series of online conversations with five inspiring artists sharing their experiences of life as a musician.

We're bringing music lovers closer to musicians in a new series of online conversations with Martin Randall Travel in May and June. We present a trio of talks, which draw back the curtain on the lives of five of the finest contemporary musicians, all closely associated with the RPS. We will explore how they are inspiring audiences, casting fresh light on overlooked repertoire and sharing their experience of what it means to be an artist today.

Across three conversations, we will be joined by Alice Farnham, one of Britain’s foremost conductors who is changing the face of conducting; composers Dani Howard and James B. Wilson, whose orchestral works are enchanting audiences at the BBC Proms and further afield; and violinist Elena Urioste and pianist Tom Poster – both acclaimed soloists and co-founders of the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective. They take us behind the scenes, offering fascinating insights into their working lives, their creative passions, and the music that inspires them.

The talks are broadcast live on Zoom on three consecutive Thursdays, from 23rd May to 6th June at 4.30pm and, including a Q&A, will last about an hour. Recordings of each episode are then available for viewing, exclusively to subscribers, for eight weeks after the final talk is streamed (1st August 2024).

Click the button below to register for the webinar series.