London orchestra laments slain Russian soloist

London orchestra laments slain Russian soloist


norman lebrecht

November 22, 2018

We have received this statement from the LPO:

Vladimir Jurowksi and The London Philharmonic Orchestra will dedicate their concert at Royal Festival Hall on 8 December to their great friend and colleague Maxim Mikhailov, who was due to sing in Stravinsky’s Threni at that performance.

He performed with the LPO many times including at Glyndebourne (The Miserly Knight, Gianni Schicchi, The Duenna, Eugene Onegin) and in London (Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta 2008, The Miserly Knight / Rheingold extracts (Wotan) 2015 and in Oedipe 2017).

His final concert with LPO, Stravinsky’s Canticles, took place less than a fortnight ago on 10 November. All at London Philharmonic Orchestra will miss him greatly and send their condolences to his family.


  • steven holloway says:

    Was he, in fact, “slain”? Source? In the earlier post today, no cause of death was mentioned.