Sicklist: Murray Perahia is out for longer still

April 25, 2018 by norman lebrecht


The much-loved pianist, 71, cancelled his US tour last month.

Now he has called off London in midsummer ‘due to ill health’.

We wish him better.

press statement:

We regret to announce that unfortunately Murray Perahia has had to withdraw from his Barbican recital on 21 June 2018 due to ill health. We look forward to welcoming him back to the Barbican Centre for his recital as part of our 2018-19 season on 3 June 2019. All ticketholders will receive a full refund 

Comments (10)

  1. Rgiarola says:

    All the best Murray! I’ve attemped your recent tour in Italy. What a magistral Hammerklavier!

    1. Petros Linardos says:

      What a magisterial everything.

      1. Rgiarola says:

        Indeed, you are right.

  2. Mark says:

    Sounds like it’s something serious – speedy recovery & best wishes to this great musician !!!

    1. Ros says:

      Hrar! Hear!

  3. Cyril Blair says:

    I’m glad I caught his recital last May (Hammerklavier included). Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

  4. SL says:

    I got a letter from the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, UK that his 15 June concert is cancelled.

  5. Paul says:

    I wonder if it’s his recurrent hand problem of the past that’s come back?

  6. Mark says:

    Any update on Maestro Perahia’s health ?

  7. Ljuba Moiz says:

    Dear Murray, your last Concert in Genova ( Hammerklavier, Haydn Variations on F minor, Brahms Intermezzi) was emotionally breathtaking: I really hope you get well soon!!

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