There was so much love evident during the two intense days of the AEMC virtual conference!
- Love of music - of course
- Love of others - our audience; our colleagues and music partners
- Love of a world that is still - when we surrender ourselves to listen to beautiful music
- Love of youth - the one gone with all its inexperience and the next one that is now fulfilling its destiny
- Love of all things human - a joke, a compliment, a greeting, a kind gesture, curiosity, interest, reciprocity
- Love of each other's talent and admiration of each other's humanity
It would be impossible to convey this type of experience or capture it on a soundbite; it was a very special occasion.
The organiser Professor Alberto Nones started the conference by pointing out that frequently in Music, the Academics and the Performers stay away from each other and we don't like to "mix". Well, professor Nones doesn't see a separation instead, we came together to create two days full of passion, knowledge and inspiration with people coming together virtually from across the globe.
Sarah and I will be de-briefing for days to come.
A book and CD will be produced as a result of this conference. We look forward to it and celebrating some of the many good arguments that were presented about why Classical Music is certainly not dead!
I will post a special edition of this conference under our Events webpage and in our Gallery section. Sarah has already posted first hand impressions on Instagram
We are so happy and proud to have played virtually at this wonderful conference. We hope to be a part of it again in the near future.