Th German violinist has lashed out at the minister-president of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer, for backing down on his promise of a new concert hall in her home town, Munich. ‘Zweifellos ist Seehofer wortbrüchig geworden,’ she told the national news agency, DPA. ‘There’s no question: Seehofer has become untrustworthy.’
She went on to say that a rebuild of the Gasteig Philharmonie does not amount to a new concert hall and called the decision ‘a catastrophic mistake’. She called for an outspoken public debate on the issue.
The baritone Christian Gerhaher has also attacked the decision.