Same old tune

May 31, 2012

Regarding "Pianist wants comeback as review hits bum notes" (News, 10 May).

I am currently organising a short season of recitals involving professional musicians to be funded by business sponsorship and ticket sales.

The format submitted by Mine Dogantan-Dack for Follow-on research funding is precisely what any professional musician at a recital should provide and audience-feedback forms are now commonplace. Thus, I fail to see the additional benefit arising from her proposal to seek such feedback.

What I find surprising is that the project should have been considered as forming the basis of an application for taxpayer support in the first place, particularly in this period of austerity.

If the intrinsic value of the project is as strong and attractive as Dogantan-Dack appears to believe, then presumably it would attract sponsorship from business and healthy ticket sales for the various events at the "prestigious London venues" described.

Timothy J. Chick, Worthing, West Sussex

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