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The Empowered Musician

The Empowered Musician 2023

We are pleased to present the third instalment of The Empowered Musician on Friday 21 April 2023 at Six Park Place, St James's Street in London.

Join us for an inspiration-packed day of music performances, panel discussions and more to inform your practice and empower your music career.

Gain insider knowledge from our panels of industry experts, and discover the resources and opportunities available to you, from emerging technologies (AI, NFTs, 5G) to your wellbeing.

Be inspired by our live music performances from the London Sinfonietta and award-winning folk fusion band, Kabantu, and by our highly anticipated session with Michael Beek (BBC Music Magazine) In conversation with award-winning composer and conductor Debbie Wiseman OBE.

Discover more about the day below and book your place now.

    ISM members can attend for free (full price £20).

    Michael Beek
    In conversation with
    Debbie Wiseman OBE

    We are delighted that award-winning composer and conductor Debbie Wiseman will join us for The Empowered Musician 2023.

    Debbie is one of the UK’s most successful music ambassadors, with over 200 credits in film, television and concert works. As well as being Classic FM’s Composer in Residence, she was voted the most popular living composer in Classic FM’s Hall of Fame 2022 and was the official composer and musical director of the Platinum Jubilee Celebration at Windsor in May 2022.

    Michael Beek, a music journalist specialising in film and television music for the last 20 years, was the editor of and is currently the reviews editor of BBC Music Magazine.

    As a presenter, he has hosted concerts and events for St George’s Bristol and Bristol Film Festival, Debbie Wiseman’s Wolf Hall Live and is the host of the forthcoming series of Classeek 15 podcasts produced by Swiss-based classical music initiative Classeek.

    Panel discussions


    Discover how ISM member benefits can support mental and physical health and help build financial resilience. An expert panel will explore life’s ups and downs and discuss positive ways to empower yourself and your career in the music sector.

    New Horizons

    Journey with us to new horizons and learn about the latest emerging technologies and digital trends. A panel of industry experts will examine Artificial Intelligence, NFTs and 5G and the opportunities they can create for music professionals.

    Music performances

    London Sinfonietta

    We are thrilled to announce that the London Sinfonietta will be performing an exciting programme of music, brought to you by percussionists Oliver Lower and Joe Richards.


    Kabantu (appearing as duo: Katie Foster, violin & Delia Stevens, percussion) are an award-winning group from Manchester who compose and perform original folk fusion music, inspired by global sounds and cross genre virtuosity.

    More details coming soon


    11.15am–5pm, Friday 21 April

    The Empowered Musician 2023
    at Six Park Place, St James’s Street, London, SW1A 1LR

    Open to ISM members and non-members.

    Timings are subject to change.

    Please note that ISM members are also welcome to attend the AGM preceding The Empowered Musician 2023. Find out more about the AGM here.