Heart-failure pianist speaks from hospital bed

Heart-failure pianist speaks from hospital bed


norman lebrecht

April 28, 2022

We have received a video from Alexander Toradze, who suffered acute heart failure while performing Stravinsky and Shostakovich in Vancouver, Washington.

He seems fine.

We wish Lexo a speedy recovery.


  • Well wisher says:

    Be well and Happy Easter, Alex! What a wonderful and kind touch to wish your audience well despite what you have just gone through. May you return speedily to the podium and continue to touch others with your playing!

  • Robert Davidovici says:

    Hi Lekso ,
    It was good to see your video from the hospital bed and to see that your smile and good spirits have not been damaged by the unexpected medical episode while playing with my former orchestra. I wish you a speedy and full recovery.
    Lots of hugs , Robert Davidovici.

  • Andrew says:

    Jabbed much?

  • Tena says:

    Bless you..be.strong..get well and back to making beautiful music!

  • Guga chkhikvadze says:

    Much health and happiness the great Georgian pianist

  • IP says:

    Great PJ too.

  • Elisabeth Pridonoff says:

    What a horrible scare and brilliant perseverance to perform with feeling so badly!!! Wishing you a speedy recovery and good health going forward!