Upcoming Events

NEW DATE: Thursday December 3, 2020
Music, Migration and Mobility - The Legacy of Migrant Musicians from Nazi Europe in Britain

First Project Symposium
10am to 4pm (exact timing tbc), 

Austrian Cultural Forum London, 28 Rutland Gate, Knightsbridge, London SW7 1PQ

This one-day symposium brings together the international research team of the Music, Migration and Mobility project and a number of invited scholars in a series of lectures, workshops and discussions. It will present first findings from the project’s research about the history of the Anglo-Austrian Music Society and Glyndebourne Opera as well as the musical legacy of emigre composers and musicians like Hans Gal, Egon Wellesz, the Amadeus Quartet and many others. The symposium will aim to discuss what can be learned from the experience of these musicians who came to Britain as refugees, and how their musical legacies can be celebrated today. 

Speakers include Norbert Meyn and Beth Snyder (Royal College of Music), Peter Adey

(RHUL) and Nils Grosch (Salzburg University).

To register your interest in attending, please contact our Project Administrator Sarah Boak

January to June 2022​

Exhibition 'Music and Migration' (working title) at Senate House Library, University of London


This exhibition will be curated by Beth Snyder and other members of the research team of the Music, Migration and Mobility Project, in collaboration with Andrea Meyer Ludowisy and Dr. Maria Castrillo at Senate House Library.

February 2022 - dates tbc

Music, Migration and Mobility
International Conference, London

This conference will be hosted jointly by the Royal College of Music and the German Historical Institute London 

Past Events

Wed 29th January 2020, 4.15pm

Belonging and Not Belonging

Sir John Manduell Research Forum Series, Forman Lecture Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music

Research Forum and Performance with Monica Bohm-Duchen, Eva Fox-Gal, Norbert Meyn and 

David Fligg, including performances of songs by Peter Gellhorn and Karl Rankl. This event will

focus on how to celebrate the work of artists who came to Britain as refugees from Nazi Europe, based on the experience of the 'Insiders-Outsiders Festival' and the 'Singing a Song in a Foreign Land' project at the Royal College of Music. Free, no tickets required. Click here for more information.

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