Maestro! offers a full range of international travel, touring and production solutions for a diverse mix of internationally-celebrated performers, arts management companies, orchestras, choirs, dance companies & special projects.
Six weeks on from the 'roadmap' of 22nd February, the lack of clarity as to the ability to travel this summer is as unclear and uncertain as ever. The resurgence of a 'third wave' and resulting lockdowns in Europe adds only to the sense of confusion and concern.
Our 'hopes' to get moving again by late June look perhaps somewhat optimistic, particularly for travel outside of the UK. We are keeping our European tour plans from late June thru August under review until the Government 'Global Travel Taskforce' has reported on Monday 12th April.
We are proceeding in as positive manner as we can, while remaining very much aware of challenges that lie ahead, not least of which is how the vaccine roll-out in Europe progresses over the coming weeks. Our team will continue to work part-time from home during April but can be reached by email email@example.com or on 0151 707 1727.
— Updated 9th April 2021
Sir Simon Rattle has become a German Citizen.
Read Norman Lebrecht's piece on why "British Music Has Just Lost It's Most Effective Voice" in his article from Slippedisc.com by clicking the link below
At a time of unprecedented difficulties for the performing arts sector and those of us that support them, the double blow of 'post Brexit' visa restrictions on top of covid-19 will be the final straw for many organisations.
Please consider adding your name to the 250,000+ who have already signed the Parliamentary Petition by clicking on the link below.
Set up by video director Tim Brennan, the online petition specifically requests that the UK Government negotiate a free, cultural work permit to allow UK-based professionals to perform in EU states. This would be on a reciprocal basis and is equally important for EU based arts organisations and performers to be able to continue to perform in the UK.
Mr Brennan commented "Now that the UK has left the transition period individual artists, orchestras, dance companies and all professional performance genres will face further hardship when trying to tour the EU on a professional basis, with potentially each country asking for its own visa, that would be valid only for one trip" the petition reads....
"We ask the UK Goverment to negotiate a free cultural work permit that gives us visa free travel throughout the 27 EU states for music touring professionals, bands, musicians, artists, TV and sports celebrities that tour the EU to perform shows and events & Carnet exception for touring equipment".