US denies visa because ‘there are too many string quartets in the US already’main
We are told that the Vertavo Quartet from Norway were refused a US visa for a tour which shoud have started this week.
The reason they were given by a US official in Oslo was that ‘there are too many string quartets in the US already’.
UPDATE: The administrator of the Vertavo Quartet has been in touch to confirm that they were, indeed, refused visas for the US tour. She does not know the reason for the refusal and cannot confirm that part of our information.