Simon Rattle: Music faces a grim future unless Brexit red tape is cut

By Robert Dex @RobDexES

Sir Simon Rattle said the future for music in this country is “grim” unless something is done to cut the Brexit red tape stopping musicians touring in Europe.

The Government’s Brexit deal was criticised for failing to negotiate visa-free travel and Europe-wide permits for musicians and crew.

A recent agreement with 19 countries with talks going on with another 13 has not calmed critics. The conductor, who is music director of the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), said freelancers and musicians just starting out on their careers were having “a desperate time”.

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