The violinist is under doctor’s orders not to travel. She has withdrawn from several weeks of engagements, and from judging the Reine Elisabeth competition in Brussels.
She had been due to play the Walton concerto – a personal favourite – in Detroit.
At short notice, the orch were unable to find a US-based soloist of comparable calibre with the Walton under their fingers. So they booked NY-based Paul Huang to play the Sibelius.