Mediator flies out to settle Yuja Wang and conductorNews
A mediator was flown out from London to the Riga Jurmala Music Festival in order, we hear, to resolve a difference of opinion between the American pianist Yuja Wang and the British conductor John Eliot Gardiner during rehearsals of a Mozart concerto.
In a video report here, Yuja refers to the conductor curtly as ‘Gardiner’ and does not sound too keen on his suggestions.
Still, she managed to get some time on the beach and the concert went ahead without further ado.
These things happen.
Watch the video here.