The Black Cat team exhibited at the ISM 'Going for Gold' Conference 2012 showcasing some exciting new products and offering a special discount on Black Cat products to ISM delegates.

Martin Loft (pictured on the Black Cat stand) congratulated the organisers on an interesting conference programme including some great live music.

This year's annual conference held at LSO St Luke's and Guildhall School of Music & Drama (13 and 14 April) was described as “a hugely enjoyable event with performance at its heart.”

The ISM holds a unique position, with its membership reflecting the broad spectrum of activity in professional music making, composing and performing, along with those directly involved in music education at all levels, from nursery to conservatoire and university. The ISM conference is an essential calendar event.

This year's conference celebrated aspiration and achievement through a wide variety of thought-provoking talks, debate and live music, including legendary conductor Sir Colin Davis in conversation with journalist and writer Richard Morrison, a concert celebrating 100 years of jazz composer/arranger Gil Evans by the Guildhall Jazz Band, Professor John Irving’s talk on Mozart and a masterclass with Guildhall students led by soprano Amanda Roocroft.