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.
The Global Travel Taskforce Report turned out to be as utterly useless as expected with a 'suggestion' of Traffic Lights but no further clarity as to the ability to travel this summer. The continuing 'third wave' and resulting lockdowns in Europe adds only to the sense of confusion and concern.
We have now cancelled any plans outside of the UK until the end of July at the earliest. We are keeping our European tour plans from late July thru August under review until the middle of May when we will hope (!) to have more clarity as to what we can do. Meanwhile we are pressing ahead with our plans for some wonderful holidays in the UK from August onwards.
Our team will continue to work part-time from home during April but can be reached by email firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0151 707 1727.
— Updated 13th April 2021
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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".