Panel Discussion

A Professional Musician in the 21st Century

14:00 — 15:30
General Staff Building, Red hall 6/8 Palace sq., St. Petersburg

Involvement of employers into the educational process today is one of the most important tasks in the area of education in every field of study. The professions related to culture and arts are no exception. Moreover, the problem of young creative professionals’ employment is crucial not only for Russia, but all over the world.

The participants in the panel discussion — musicians, representatives of large concert organizations and leading universities — will discuss the future of creative professions in music, career development options for young musicians in the 21st century, and measures required to support talented musicians. The discussion will make it possible to reflect the full range of problems young musical performer faces today on every stage of his professional career — from getting his education at the university or the conservatory, finding a manager or a concert organization, and participating in competitions and large events of the music world, to becoming afully-fledged independent performer.