Kissin flees VerbierNews
The press release indicates an abrupt departure.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Evgeny Kissin has been forced to cut short his visit to the 28th edition of the Verbier Festival. Following an exceptional recital of Berg, Khrennikov, Gershwin and Chopin on July 19, the pianist and Festival favourite was set to perform a selection of works written by Jewish composers in two concerts with Joshua Bell and Steven Isserlis on July 25at 6 and 8 pm at the Festival’s Salle des Combins. Lahav Shani steps in for Kissin for these performances. The programme has been slightly modified.
As a consequence of his departure, ‘Address Unknown’, the theatrical reading of Kathrine Kressman Taylor’s short story, featuring Evgeny Kissin and Thomas Hampson, is now cancelled. The performance was originally programmed for the evening of July 31.