When a pianist falls down the stairs just before recitalmain
Two nights ago, the Royal Festival Hall went dark when its solo pianist called in sick.
Angela Hewitt is made of tougher stuff.
Last night in Oxford, we hear, the Canadian pianist fell down a flight of steps within two hours of start time. One ankle was twisted so badly she couldn’t stand on it.
Ms Hewitt was brought onto the stage in a wheelchair and performed Bach’s Book I of the Well-Tempered Clavier using just one foot on the pedals.
The audience was enthralled.
Tomorrow she’s playing Wigmore Hall.
On a Fazioli.
Should be interesting.