New York Phil grabs last-minute debutant amid visa crisisNews
We reported earlier that Leif Ove Andsnes has been unable for six months to get a visa from the US consulate in Oslo.
It’s a nightmare faced by many artists around the world.
The New York Philharmonic waited as late as it could to come to terms with his absence next week.
Andsnes’s replacement, just announced, will be the New York-based Italian Alessio Bax, playing Clara Schumann’s Romance in A minor and Robert Schumann’s piano concerto.
It’s Alessio’s first outing with the orchestra.