Yet more artists quit Verbier Festivalmain
All the latest cancellations:
Denis Matsuev, Putin’s favourite pianist, has withdrawn ‘due to health reasons’.
He was due to perform two Prokofiev concertos. The first will go to Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, making his Verbier debut. The second will be played by Daniil Trifonov, who is already in residence on the slippery slope.
Also out is the violinist Pamela Frank, a Verbier fixture. She has given up all concerts and masterclasses this summer ‘due to health reasons’. Her chamber music appearances will be taken over by Hanna Weinmeister, concertmaster of Phiharmonia Zürich, and Mihaela Martin, leader of the Michelangelo String Quartet.
See also: No major cancellations at BBC Proms