Innovative concert series 1:1 Concertshas been awarded the Health:Angel honour in the social engagement category at the Health Media Awards, dubbed the ‘Oscar’ of Health Communication and celebrating excellent health projects. The intimate concert format, which was launched in Australia by flautist Sally Walker and is heading to the Adelaide Festivalin March, features just two people, the musician and the audience member – and socially distanced – in a unique location, for a concert that lasts 10 minutes.

1:1 Concerts at The Beach. Photo © Ettore Altomare

“1:1 CONCERTS were conceived by three Germans in 2019: my friend flautist Professor Stephanie Winker, whom I met in the early 2000s when we played together in the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, set designer Franziska Ritter and cultural mediator Christian Siegmund, for a festival in Thüringen in the German summer,” Walker told Limelightin October. “Little did they know at the time that a pandemic was nigh and that this unique concert format would make such a substantial contribution to the preservation of the cultural landscape by...