The pianist has cancelled a North America tour.
Here’s the statement from his management: ‘It is with great regret that Mr. Perahia has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming solo recitals in North America as a sudden medical setback has prevented him from performing publicly.’
Peter Serkin will step in for some dates. Kirill Gerstein will cover his date at the Gilmore in Kalamazoo. The sought-after Víkingur Ólafsson will replace him in LA.
Carnegie Hall has replaced him with, er, Nobuyuki Tsujii.