Lang Lang cancels Berlin over quarantine rules

Lang Lang cancels Berlin over quarantine rules


norman lebrecht

October 05, 2020

The Berlin Philharmonic has announced that the Chinese pianist Lang Lang and the Latvian mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca have cancelled recitals in November ‘due to the current regulations to contain the corona pandemic and the associated associated quarantine regulations for entry from risk areas.’

Both have rescheduled for next year.

Mezzosopranistin Elīna Garanča und Pianist Lang Lang verschieben coronabedingt ihre Konzerte in der Philharmonie Berlin Aufgrund der aktuellen Bestimmungen zur Eindämmung der Corona-Pandemie und den damit verbunden Quarantäneregelungen bei Einreise aus Risikogebieten müssen sowohl Elīna Garanča als auch Lang Lang ihre für den November geplanten Konzerte leider verlegen. Der Liederabend der Mezzosopranistin Elīna Garanča, begleitet vom Pianisten Malcolm Martineau, im Großen Saal der Philharmonie Berlin wird vom 10. November 2020 auf den 6. Mai 2021 verschoben. Das Klavierrezital mit Lang Lang wird vom 18. November 2020 auf den 17. November 2021 verlegt. Das Konzert findet ebenfalls im Großen Saal der Philharmonie Berlin statt.



  • The participation of the Russians Asians and North-Americans soloists and directors to the concerts in the other parts of the world is a big issue. They will have to cancel one half of their concerts in Europe in the best proejctions

  • Manu says:

    Delivering a negative test they could enter Germany and perform, no?

    • Suzanne says:

      The rules in Germany are about to change – in future one will enter Germany and be required to quarantine for 5 days, then be allowed to take a test and wait for the result for probably another 48 hours before one can play.

    • Tom Hase says:

      No. German regulations do not allow for that option.

  • yujafan says:

    Berlin probably breathes a sigh of relief at being spared these two a while longer. I know I would