Pianist, 16, jumps in for deceased starNews
The Georgian pianist Alexander Toradze was supposed to be playing Prokofiev’s 3rd concerto at the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra but died unexpectedly last week.
A girl of 16, Harmony Zhu, stepped in at 24 hours’ notice.
A person present tells Slippedisc.com: ‘I was in the audience and our jaws dropped when we heard Zhu’s incredible sensitivity and maturity as well as dazzling flawless technique. Zhu brought the house down with a long standing ovation.’
Here’s Harmony in a recent recital: