We hear that the Malaysian Philharmonic, which is under an international musicians’ boycott for past sackings, has just lost its American general manager Timothy Tsukamoto (pictured), along with orchestral managers Amy Yu and Ying Hui Tam.
Their departures are ascribed to the rampant CEO, Raina Abdullah.
There are around forty vacancies in the orchestra. There is no tuba, one trombone, just two trumpeta…
So poisoned is the atmosphere that Abdullah recently refused to allow a visiting orchestra to perform in Kuala Lumpur if it included one of the principal players she had formerly sacked.