7 episodes

More than ever before, musicians have to think outside the box as reinvention is inevitable in a new era for the performing arts. By asking "What Would Mozart Do?" each episode features musicians who discuss how they have transferred the skills that music had taught them into other fields of work.

What Would Mozart Do? Nico de Villiers

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More than ever before, musicians have to think outside the box as reinvention is inevitable in a new era for the performing arts. By asking "What Would Mozart Do?" each episode features musicians who discuss how they have transferred the skills that music had taught them into other fields of work.

    007 - From Piano to Politics

    007 - From Piano to Politics

    Sarah Kerr is a councillor for the Liberal Democrats in Wokingham, England. In our conversation we touch on how the skills of performance, negotiation and research learnt from her career in music impacted Sarah’s work in influencing social issues and...

    • 1 hr 11 min
    006 - From Music and Management to Law

    006 - From Music and Management to Law

    Sam Robinson who studied to become a tenor is now about to commence his studies in Law. Having trained as a tenor and having worked in artist management, Sam’s story tells of the vast web of transferable skills which he has been able to carry over from...

    • 47 min
    005 - Music in Vision - casting a career for musicians in film

    005 - Music in Vision - casting a career for musicians in film

    When cellist Kathleen Wallfisch identified a niche in the market of casting extras in film, she started her own business, Music in Vision, to develop effective casting of musicians in the visual media production world. Subsequently, she developed The...

    • 56 min
    004 - Music and Business

    004 - Music and Business

    Chris Elliott, a tenor and headhunter, talks straight about the need for music students to look outside the secure bubble of education. He shares ideas about students' need to set up their networks in such a way so they can fund their studies as well as...

    • 56 min
    003 - Doctor Opera and the NHS

    003 - Doctor Opera and the NHS

    The UK’s National Health Service or NHS celebrates 72 years this week and Alex Aldren, a doctor and tenor whose singing in hospitals during the corona-virus epidemic inspired people as far afield as Argentina, joins me for a chat. We talk about his...

    • 56 min
    002 - From Strings to Code - Paula's Journey

    002 - From Strings to Code - Paula's Journey

    Meet Paula Muldoon. A fantastic violinist and award-winning coder. In our chat we go beyond finding the similarities of code script and a musical score. We talk about the subtle art of communication among musicians, point out the skills that music...

    • 1 hr 7 min

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