David Garrett cancels last night of BBC Proms

David Garrett cancels last night of BBC Proms


norman lebrecht

August 03, 2015

BBC statement: ‘We are sorry to announce the David Garrett will no longer be available to appear at Proms in the Park, Hyde Park.’

No explanation, not even an excuse of being ‘indisposed’.

Bad conduct by the would-be Paganini.

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  • SVM says:

    I am intrigued by the wording ‘will no longer be available’ — does this mean that the artist has had a better offer from elsewhere, and has ignored Henry Wood’s mantra of always honouring an existing engagement?

  • John Borstlap says:

    He has finally, after extensive searching, found someone who could exercise a professional hair cut. Nobody would let THAT go.

  • harold braun says:

    Good.Any violinist of the BBC Symphony Orchestra will do better than he!

  • Galina Galanos says:

    Mr Garrett has been sick with a contagious respiratory problem, at his NY apartment, for the last few days. Flying over the pond is not a wise thing to do in his condition, nor a considerate behaviour toward other travelers in the same flight.