20 Jul

The compassionate conservatoire

DSCF4639Why should governments continue to support higher education in music? What is the role of the conservatoire (or college, or academy) in today’s society? In my opinion, music should not remain behind closed doors, nor be presented almost exclusively to the ‘culturally aware’ audience. If I may say so, I would love for music – even classical music! – to sound in places where people are desperate for someone to care about them. Can we care for people through music? Can we give something back to society for allowing us to pursue our dreams and study music?

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03 Jul

Urban Cultures at the Crossroads

I am making plans to participate at the Conference Urban Cultures at the Crossroads in Dubrovnik, 14-18 September. An inter-disciplinary focus on improving (urban) living conditions and how culture, art and academic competence may serve communities are the reasons for my attendance. Do join us!

Conference in Dubrovnik