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Gideon Feldman. Photo by Anton Donikov 

The Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy in Moscow presents a series of lectures by twelve prominent representatives of the UK music industry.

Among them are Huw Stephens, host of BBC Music Introducing, a platform for new talent, Geoff Travis, founder of Rough Trade, a legendary indie label, Gillian Moore, Director of Music at the Southbank Centre, Nick Sabin, founder of Resident Advisor, Gideon Feldman, programme director for Attitude is Everything which improves deaf and disabled people’s access to live music, and others.

These leading professionals set the course for the UK music industry and change the music scene internationally. They will share with Russian audiences their unique experience and professional secrets, explain the mechanisms of their business, and answer questions from audience members. Their lectures will give insights into​ the working of successful British labels, festivals, venues and platforms and into the human and professional qualities that enable people to succeed in the music industry.

LecturGAes in Moscow and St Petersburg will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation into Russian. Admission is free with prior registration.

Public talk by Gilles Peterson

On June 16, 2019, the famous broadcaster and DJ Gilles Peterson gave an open interview at Powerhouse in Moscow. As founder of Worldwide FM radio, Brownswood Recordings label and an avid record collector, he will speak about his creative endeavours whilst selecting songs from his favourite records. 

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"Music without Barriers" lecture by Gideon Feldman

On September 27, 2019, Gideon Feldman, Head of Programs at Attitude is Everything, will explain how to influence the event industry to make live and music events accessible for deaf and hard of hearing visitors, as well as people with other forms of disability.

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BBC Music Introducing: How to start a career in music. A lecture by Huw Stephens

Huw Stephens has been a champion of new music for 20 years. During his visit to Russia, Huw will look at the creative growth of some of the artists that he has helped champion, including artists like Catfish and the Bottlemen, Little Simz and The 1975. 

Huw will present a lecture in Moscow on October 8, in St Petersburg — on October 10, 2019. 

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Public Talk with Geoff Travis. How to Make a Great Independent Label

Geoff Travis, Founder and A&R Director of Rough Trade Records, will talk about the past, present and intriguing future of his legendary indie label, which has influenced the evolution of 20th-century indie music and has become a prominent symbol of the independent music scene. 

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Public Talk with Gavin Reid: A Community of Musicians

Knowing orchestral life as both a musician and a manager, Gavin Reid will talk about the expanding role of orchestras, concert halls and festivals in the UK, and about new, unexpected ways to share the amazing power of music with as many people as possible.

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Lecture by Gillian Moore: How to Create Demand for Classical Music

How does one make contemporary classical music interesting for a wide range of audiences? Gillian Moore, Music Director and Curator of the Southbank Centre’s Classical and Contemporary Music program in London, will talk about innovative educational programs and the modernization of concert activities, the possibility for the symbiosis of classics and other musical genres, and the reclamation of gender and racial balance in contemporary classical music.

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Lecture by Gillian Moore in St Petersburg

Gillian Moore is Music Director and Curator of the Southbank Centre’s Classical and Contemporary Music program in London. During her lecture in St Petersburg, she will talk about how one can make contemporary classical music interesting for a wide range of audiences?

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Roger Wright: How to Create a Socially Relevant Music Cluster

During his Moscow lecture, Roger Wright CBE, who has been Chief Executive of Snape Maltings since 2014, will talk about the history of the Aldeburgh Festival and its contemporary projects, explain what makes Snape Maltings a unique global music cluster, and share his vision of its further development.

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