He has cancelled most orchestral concerts, stopped expanding his repertoire, confined himself to five easy pieces on record.
Who does that call to mind?
Here are some more clues.
He has a piano named after him, as well as all kind of oligarch products.
He stages a wedding at Versailles, the Valhalla of excess.
He talks mostly about accessories.
It’s all going Liberace for the former wonder-pianist of emergent China.
What can he do to make a comeback?
Play something challenging – the Schoenberg concerto, Busoni, Birtwistle, Prokofiev.
Show us he’s still interested in music.