Exclusive: Zukerman is cancelled at Carnegie Hall over ‘disrespect’News
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra has told Pinchas Zukerman he is unwelcome at their January 2022 Carnegie Hall concert.
The Israeli-US musician was to have performed Mozart’s 5th violin concerto with the conductorless orchestra, which originally considered him ‘a trusted collaborator’.
But a recent Juilliard masterclass incident in which he abused students of Asian origin proved too much for the strong-minded orchestra.
In a statement issued to slippedisc.com, Orpheus say: ‘Orpheus Chamber Orchestra has taken the decision not to proceed with the collaboration with Mr. Zukerman for its opening night Carnegie Hall concert on January 29th, 2022. The Orpheus family provides an inclusive environment for its valued musicians and audiences and places great value on respectful collaboration. We will communicate an exciting new opening night program very soon.’
This may not be the last backlash, we hear.