My home drunk whisky this week is from a wonderful independent bottler, Cadenhead's, one of the oldest in Scotland and a bit of a surprise of a dram. For more on this whisky and the rest of my home collection paired with classical music go to my Whisky Blog!
And this week my home Whisky is?
Composer Dani Howard signs to Naomi Belshaw Consultancy
Naomi Belshaw Consultancy is excited to announce composer Dani Howard as the latest addition to the consultancy. Naomi Belshaw will be working with Dani on long term retainer; looking at future commissions, performances and career strategy.
15 Questions Interview about my work at WildKat PR
Check out my recent interview with 15 Questions. Fifteen Questions is the world's first music magazine about music itself. Talking to some of the leading artists of our time about their perspectives, processes and approaches, they aim at building an extensive archive documenting one of music's most turbulent and exciting eras. Read my interview all about the mystifying world of PR and what I do at the wonderfully forward-thinking WildKat PR that has a classical music edge
My Home Whisky this Week!
Naomi Belshaw takes on consultancy work with composer Shiva Feshareki and Living Room Live
Classical NEXT - DIY Panel for Artists and Composers
While the world is on pause, it is a perfect time to think about and plan for long term development and how digital tools can be included in our work both now and into the future.Streamed live, this session will discuss online tools for marketing and development opportunities that can be learnt about in lockdown for independent composers, performers and promoters. The panel will also explore the interplay between industry organisations and freelancers and how they affect and support each other.
Maarja Nuut, singer, violinist and composer;
James Egelhofer, project manager, First Chair Promo;
Naomi Pohl, deputy general secretary, Musicians' Union
Vanessa Lann, composer,
This panel is organised by Naomi Belshaw and Matthew Whiteside with Classical NEXT
My Home Whisky of the Week!
The London Oriana Choir appoints Naomi Belshaw as Project Manager of the five15 programme
The London Oriana Choir has appointed Naomi Belshaw as Project Manager of its pioneering five15 programme, overseeing the initiative through to its completion. Five15 is a project created by the choir to support and champion women composers through commissioning new works, concert programming, workshops, recordings and more, aiming to create a paradigm shift in people’s perceptions of a typical composer. Composers commissioned by the scheme include Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Rebecca Dale, Jessica Curry and current composer in residence Anna Disley-Simpson.
With Naomi’s appointment to the programme she brings with her in-depth knowledge of funding, copyright, music royalties, publishing marketing and PR having worked with composers from across the UK over the last decade. Naomi Belshaw will be taking up this position as one of her key projects within her freelance consultancy, Naomi Belshaw Consultancy, accompanying her work with composers Joseph Phibbs, Steven Daverson, Garry DW Judd, Ben Lunn and Pianist Tom Kimura. This is also alongside her part-time position at WildKat PR as PR Executive and PR Manager.
My home whisky of the week!
A whisky I first tried at Presteigne Music Festival in 2015 and added to my collection in 2017 when I came across a bottle in St Davids, I believe I am drinking my last dram now and will need to find a way to replace the whisky! - Read my home review here
Free Skype time again, 20 min sessions tomorrow 5- 7pm
It's free Skype session time of week - this is something I will continue to run for people to get in touch and have a chat about anything they want advice on. Please do get in touch via my website,
Whether you just want a friendly chat on a Thursday afternoon or have a burning question you want to ask. It is my one time in the week where I make myself available for everyone! I look forward to hearing from you soon BOOK HERE