Moscow apparatchik takes over Mikhail Pletnev’s orchestraNews
We reported exclusively some days ago that Svetlana Rips had been fired as head of the Russian National Orchestra, for reasons apparently connected to Putin’s war in the Ukraine.
The Ministry has now replaced her with the reliable Irina Shigoreva, head of the Moscow State Academic Symphony Orchestra, which is conducted by Pavel Kogan.
Irina, who will manage both orchestras, said: ‘I hope that we will be able to get to know each other as quickly as possible and work fruitfully and efficiently.’
Mikhail Pletnev who has not spoken about the war, is believed to be away from Russia.
Moscow ripples with rumours that he is about to be replaced.
UPDATE: We hear that Kogan, too, has cancelled his concerts and left the country.