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Ever wonder what a full-time, professionally-trained classical musician's life is really like? How do we get gigs and prepare for them? What do we eat for dinner if we haven't worked in a month (caviar, obvs.)?Join Andrew Burn and Grace Newcombe every Tuesday for a chat about what it's like living as a freelance musician, and how we got here in the first place.

Surviving Classical Music Andrew Burn & Grace Newcombe

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Ever wonder what a full-time, professionally-trained classical musician's life is really like? How do we get gigs and prepare for them? What do we eat for dinner if we haven't worked in a month (caviar, obvs.)?Join Andrew Burn and Grace Newcombe every Tuesday for a chat about what it's like living as a freelance musician, and how we got here in the first place.

    Austria goes into Lockdown - with Irma Niskanen

    Austria goes into Lockdown - with Irma Niskanen

    Today Andrew speaks with Vienna-based Finnish/Russian violinist Irma Niskanen, founding member of the Interessensgemeinschaft Freie Musikschaffende (Austrian Association of Freelance Musicians), about how the lockdown in Austria is affecting freelance musicians, the support structures in place to help those in need, as well as the aftermath of the Köck/Haider affair this past August.

    Watch this episode on YouTube:
    https://youtu.be/9nyVlJ2mQtE

    The episode on the Köck/Haider affair:
    https://youtu.be/icZ4-y5yemQ

    The IGFM's Website:
    https://igfmoe.at/

    The IGFM's recommendations in brief:
    https://igfmoe.at/2020/09/30/honorarempfehlungen/

    The long version, including calculations:
    https://igfmoe.at/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/NEU-Honorarempfehlungen-IGFM-lang.pdf

    Information on the EU's collective bargaining initiative for Solo Self-Employed Persons:
    https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12483-Collective-bargaining-agreements-for-self-employed-scope-of-application-EU-competition-rules/public-consultation_en

    Our Website:
    https://survivingclassicalmusic.com

    Our Links:
    https://www.getsl.ink/survivingclassicalmusic

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    IBAN: CH97 0900 0000 2506 2331 4 




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    • 25 min
    Crowdfunding a Classical Music album

    Crowdfunding a Classical Music album

    Today Andrew discusses with Mara her ensemble's drive to crowdfund the presales for their first album. Does crowdfunding our projects give a certain amount of transparency which donors are looking for? Is working with a label the way to go for all album releases?

    Link to the Crowdfunding campaign:
    https://fundrazr.com/21uwAd?ref=sh_9Ap1I6_ab_2sYaeR6Ah9a2sYaeR6Ah9a

    Contact Us:
    Survivingclassicalmusic@gmail.com

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    https://www.getsl.ink/survivingclassicalmusic

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    Andrew Burn
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    • 26 min
    *Bonus Episode* Mara and Andrew speak about episode 119

    *Bonus Episode* Mara and Andrew speak about episode 119

    As a bonus episode, Mara Winter joins Andrew to discuss last week's episode as they set up for the coming one. 

    Contact Us:
    Survivingclassicalmusic@gmail.com

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    https://www.getsl.ink/survivingclassicalmusic

    Make a One-Time Donation:
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    Andrew Burn
    IBAN: CH97 0900 0000 2506 2331 4 
    Support the show (https://patreon.com/survivingclassicalmusic)

    • 17 min
    Darina Ablogina and Sebastien Mitra

    Darina Ablogina and Sebastien Mitra

    Today Andrew speaks with Russian flautist Darina Ablogina and Canadian keyboardist Sebastien Mitra about their podcast (in)sight-reading enlightenment, whether classical music performance is an act of escapism, how to build new audiences, and much more.

     Check out their podcast:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in-sight-reading-enlightenment/id1561013663

    Watch this episode on YouTube:
    https://youtu.be/mk4bPJZ7cMg

    Contact Us:
    Survivingclassicalmusic@gmail.com

    Our Links:
    https://www.getsl.ink/survivingclassicalmusic

    Make a One-Time Donation:
    https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=A9Q8UCN4RHBFQ
    or 
    Andrew Burn
    IBAN: CH97 0900 0000 2506 2331 4 
    Support the show (https://patreon.com/survivingclassicalmusic)

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Laura Granero - Life as a Fortepianist

    Laura Granero - Life as a Fortepianist

    This week Andrew and special guest-host Mara Winter are joined by Swiss-based Spanish fortepianist Laura Granero who speaks about the challenges of touring, the difficulties with performing on period pianos, music criticism, and much, much more.

    Laura's Website:
    http://lauragranero.com/

    Watch this episode on YouTube:
    https://youtu.be/OC7jQ5KXqr0

    Contact Us:
    Survivingclassicalmusic@gmail.com

    Our Links:
    https://www.getsl.ink/survivingclassicalmusic

    Make a One-Time Donation:
    https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=A9Q8UCN4RHBFQ
    or 
    Andrew Burn
    IBAN: CH97 0900 0000 2506 2331 4 
    Support the show (https://patreon.com/survivingclassicalmusic)

    • 35 min
    Build Back Better?

    Build Back Better?

    The European music scene is as active as it has been since the beginnning of the pandemic, but after more than a year of being forced onto the internet are we aware of the possibilites moving forward? Andrew asks today, are we investing in the future, or are we trying to get back to the way it used to be?


    Contact Us:
    Survivingclassicalmusic@gmail.com

    Our Links:
    https://www.getsl.ink/survivingclassicalmusic

    Make a One-Time Donation:
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    or 
    Andrew Burn
    IBAN: CH97 0900 0000 2506 2331 4 
    Support the show (https://patreon.com/survivingclassicalmusic)

    • 7 min

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