Benjamin Woodroffe, WFIMC Secretary General, delivered the keynote address and jointly hosted the Inaugural Deans and Arts Leaders’ Summit in collaboration with the Schoenfeld International String Competition.
A terrific gathering of industry leaders and musicians was held during the recent Schoenfeld International String Competition to discuss the benefits and future directions of international music competitions. With a focus on China, the Summit considered the role and value of international competitions for musicians, for audiences, for cities and regions and for intercultural understanding.
Educators, broadcasters, media and music managers from Europe, Asia and North America strongly supported the broad outcomes of WFIMC Member Competitions.
The future of music-making and the mentoring of young artists is in good hands!