Another Tchaikovsky winner cancels next date

First Masleev, the piano winner, pulled out of a Gergiev concert in Finalnd.

Now cello winner Andrei Ionita has cancelled the Wigmore Hall this Thursday and Friday. He was due to be competing for the Pierre Fournier award, an event that takes place mysteriously behind closed doors.

Maybe he doesn’t need that any more.

Andrei Ionita

 

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  • Sanda Schuldmann says:

    That is exactly correct. He does not need it anymore and it would be stupid to enter it.
    I think that George Li should have never entered the Tchaikovsky after winning the Gilmore. But that is another story!
    Whoever is advising Andrei, served him well!

    • Martin says:

      Another article in this blog will show you exactly why Li was well advised to enter the #TCH15 thing: https://slippedisc.com/2015/07/who-watched-the-tchaikovsky-competition/

    • James says:

      There’s quite a difference in being a Gilmore Young Artist and being a medalist in the Tchaikowsky Competition. I think it made perfect sense for George Li enter. But like any competition, there is always the possibility that the best contestant won’t win. George Li should certainly been the gold medalist at the Tchaik, and I think people all over the world saw that.

      • Karen says:

        I completely agree with James. Not to mention right after he received his Silver medal, George Li performed in the best concert halls in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Finland (V.Gergiev/Mariinsky Orchestra). He received much praise from the press in Finland for his Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto # 1, as well as excellent reviews in Moscow, Poland, Sweden, and ofcourse the United States. All this in just the past few days. I think he will go far and he is only 19. Wow.

  • Karen says:

    I completely agree with James. Not to mention right after he received his Silver medal, George Li performed in the best concert halls in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Finland (V.Gergiev/Mariinsky Orchestra). He received much praise from the press in Finland for his Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto # 1, as well as excellent reviews in Moscow, Poland, Sweden, and ofcourse the United States. All this in just the past few days. I think he will go far and he is only 19. Wow.

    • GONZALEZ says:

      Can you people focus on Ionita being the topic of this post? Your comparisons with Li just for the sake of it are completely out of proportion!

  • Mike Z. says:

    Perhaps Ionita is in a better place to know what Ionita “needs right now.”

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