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 Post subject: Interview with Brian McMaster of Edinburgh Festival
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2002 12:18 am 
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<B>’This job? It can change people’s lives’</B><BR>The Director of Edinburgh Festival interviewed in The Scotsman<P><BR>Every year, people ask Brian McMaster the same question: What will be the highlight of this year’s Edinburgh International Festival? Every year the director of the event struggles to find the answer. With such riches, how can you ever select the best? <P>This year’s programme, which will be unveiled on Thursday, is McMaster’s 11th, the first fruits of the three-year contract which will represent his final commitment to the world’s largest arts festival. <P>A fiercely private and modest man, he will withdraw with his customary grace in 2004, at 60, but don’t expect him to flag at all in the next 30 or so months before retirement. <P>"I love this job," he says, scanning the blue waters of the Forth from his magnificently lofty office at the top of the Festival’s Hub. "But then sometimes I hate it. It’s been called the best job in the arts, even by me.<P><A HREF="http://news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=297642002&rware=IBRULUAESDKV&CQ_CUR_DOCUMENT=1" TARGET=_blank><B>click for more</B></A><BR>


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