From the London-based Schubert Ensemble:
A few days ago poor Simon (Blendis), our violinist, fell over and fractured his left arm just a few hours before he was due to fly to Holland. Thankfully it’s not a bad fracture, and he should be playing again in four weeks, but we are incredibly grateful to Wouter Vossen, the violinist from the Storioni Piano Trio, for stepping in at incredibly short notice and rescuing our Dutch tour, which finished last night. Sadly we’ve had to cancel most of our engagements for the rest of this month, including our recording of Chausson and Saint Saens for Chandos Records, which we hope to do later this year instead. Fortunately our concert at Milton Place next Wednesday will go ahead, and we’d like to say an enormous ‘thank you’ to renowned violinist Krysia Osostowicz for stepping in to play in that concert. We hope to see you there!