A conductor writes: I am very seriously illmain
The Viennese conductor Roberto Paternostro has posted the following:
I’ve been getting a lot of messages and well wishes lately.
Yes, yes. Unfortunately I am very seriously ill.
The next few months will be a tough fight against the disease and I’m confident I’m winning.
This is how life changes from today to tomorrow.
Thank you very much again!
The good news: Survived the first surgery and first chemotherapy. Unfortunately it continues… but I’m struggling!!
Paternostro, 63, was General Music Director of the Württembergische Philharmonie from 1991 to 2000 and from 1997 to 2007 at the State Theatre in Kassel. He was Music Director of the Israel Chamber Orchestra from 2009 to 2013 and has a far-flung international freelance career.
We wish him a speedy recovery.