Menahem Pressler comforts Zukerman’s studentsComment Of The Day
Reader’s Comment of the Day comes from the renowned pianist Menahem Pressler in response to Pinchas Zukerman’s verbal assault in a Juilliard masterclass on a pair of New York sisters of Asian origin:
It has been my very great privilege and honour to teach the two girls in question over several years at the Musica Mundi chamber masterclasses in Belgium and I have followed them closely ever since. They not only sing like angels but move me to tears each time I listen to them.
Apart from their great artistic gifts they are highly cultivated civilised multilingual human beings, mature beyond their years. I am glad to know that Juilliard reacted swiftly to remove the class from view and I hope these wonderful young artists will manage to put the experience behind them.