Soloist tests negative, will play tomorrowmain
From the pianist Gabriella Montero:
Yesterday, just before my scheduled rehearsal with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and Alexandre Bloch in Newcastle, I found out that I had been in close contact 5 days earlier with someone who had tested positive for Covid-19.
Following medical advice and protocol, I cancelled the rehearsal and immediately got tested. Sam and I spent the last 24 hours awaiting the results and fortunately, I found out 5 minutes ago I am negative. Good news!
However, this means that I was obliged to miss both rehearsals and because of this, I won’t be able to play tonight. I am gutted over this knowing that so many friends and friends of family were going to be in The Sage tonight. I’m so sorry!
The wonderful German pianist Frank Dupree will be performing the beautiful Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 in my place. Enjoy!
I am happy to say that I will be playing my recital on Sunday at The Sage as planned.
See you on Sunday and wash your hands!