Yuja’s sickness is blamed on managementNews
Friction between the pianist Yuja Wang and the Austrain clarinetist Andreas Ottensamer over a cancelled Italian tour has been laid to rest after their managers took the blame.
Ottensamer posted first: ‘Unfortunately, Yuja had to cancel our recital tour in Italy due to health reasons.’
Yuja responded: ‘Although it had been announced I am sick I am actually – thankfully – doing well. Unfortunately the program with Andy Ottensamer had to be changed significantly per his request and needs and due to this it was no longer possible to perform…’
Andy flashed back: ‘I am very happy to hear you are actually not sick. Your management communicated that as the reason for your cancellation.’
And then: ‘Must be a massive misunderstanding…’
Agents…. who needs ’em?
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