Just in: Juilliard shuts down Zukerman’s ‘offensive’ masterclassmain
The violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman gave a masterclass last week online for Juilliard’s Starling-DeLay violin symposium.
Barely had the wisdom left his lips than Juilliard shut down the video. Why the censorship?
Symposium Artistic Director Brian Lewis and Juilliard Director of Lifelong Learning John-Morgan Bush clarified:
‘Unfortunately, we will not be posting the video of Friday’s final master class with Pinchas Zukerman, who in the course of the class used insensitive and offensive cultural stereotypes. Those remarks did not represent the values of the Symposium or The Juilliard School. We have addressed this issue directly with the students involved and with Mr. Zukerman himself, who was a guest engaged for this symposium and has offered his apologies. On behalf of the Symposium and the school, we sincerely apologize to all attendees and again extend a personal apology to the recipients of those comments.’
What did Pinchas say or do?
UPDATE: Pinky says sorry