The doyen Czech conductor Libor Pesek has cancelled a UK tour ‘because of injuries sustained in a car accident’.
Libor, who is 83, was to have conducted the Czech National Symphony Orchestra on the closing night of the Kings Lynn Festival this weekend, followed by a concert at Harrogate.
But he told organisers that a fractured breastbone sustained in a recent road accident will prevent him from conducting for several weeks.
Libor, always a law unto himself, was music director in Liverpool from 1987 to 1998 and remains hugely popular with British audiences. We wish him a speedy recovery.