Breaking: US refuses entry to star Venezuelan conductormain
Rafael Payare, conductor of the Ulster Orchestra and a rising podium star, was refused entry to the US today even though his visa is current, according to the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Payare was due to give concerts with the orchestra this weekend together with his wife, the US cellist Alisa Weilerstein.
He is said to be ‘shocked‘ by his exclusion.
Cincy have replaced him with Dallas assistant conductor Karina Cannelakis.