Just in: Leila pulls out of the BBC Proms

Just in: Leila pulls out of the BBC Proms


norman lebrecht

May 16, 2014

The Canadian violinist Leila Josefowicz has withdrawn from the Proms. She was due to give the UK premiere of Luca Francesconi’s concerto, Duende – The Dark Notes, on August 7.

No reason has been given. Maybe she doesn’t like the piece, which has been written for her.

leila josefowicz

UPDATE: She’s having a baby around that time, her third. Congratulations.


  • Eric says:

    Sure, she gave no reason, but you’re speculating wildly here on a possible reason, no?

  • David says:

    From her website:
    “Due to the arrival of Leila’s third son, she unfortunately has to cancel her concerts from August 2014 – November 10, 2014. She will be appearing with the Philadelphia Orchestra the week of November 20th.”
    Ten seconds of “research.”