Sicklist: Young maestro, 26, gets break at Verbier

Sicklist: Young maestro, 26, gets break at Verbier


norman lebrecht

July 25, 2016

Marc Minkowski has fallen sick.

He’s replaced tomorrow night by a young Swiss, Lorenzo Viotti, in an odd concert of Rodrigo and Turina.

lorenzo viotti

Lorenzo, who won last year’s Salzburg Conducting contest, is son of the late conductor Marcello Viotti.


  • Jeffrey Biegel says:

    So sorry to hear about Mark. Good luck, Lorenzo. I am certain your dad is watching over you. He was a very special musician and friend.

  • Carmen says:

    “An odd concert of Rodrigo and Turina”??? Since when is Rodrigo, esp. his famous guitar concerto, Concierto de Aranjuez considered odd?

    Joaquin Turina (1882-1949) is considered to be one of Spain’s leading symphonic composers. He’s mainstream and played regularly in Spain. Spanish conductors such as Juanjo Mena and Jesus Lopez Cobos have given his works international exposure, but I guess the world is slow to take note.

    Lorenzo Viotti was given one of his first big breaks in Spain: he was the 2013 winner of the Cadaques (Barcelona) conducting competition.

    He’s been a popular guest conductor with several Spanish orchestras, so it’s logical that he is comfortable with Spanish orchestral repertoire. I’m sure he conducts it magnificently and hopefully doesn’t consider it “odd” at all!

  • Sue says:

    Mark Minkowski – I adored seeing him many times in Vienna with Musiciens… I hope he gets well soon!!