Will somebody tell me why I should have the slightest interest in the fact that Ms Fischer performed with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra earlier this year? Will the same somebody – perhaps the head of the Proms – tell me why these programmes can’t include a single fact that I and other audience members are interested in? Where did she grow up, where did she go to school? When did she take up the violin? And perish the thought we should be told anything at all about her personal life, whether she is a parent, how old she is?
I’m with the writer. I’m tired of bios like that. I want to know things that give an insight into the person. But maybe I’m silly. You?
I would also suggest that photos of performers be up to date! Why oh why would someone put a forty year old picture in their bio? It only makes them look ancient when they walk on stage. Or even unrecognizable.