UK orchestra on an anti-Putin tour

UK orchestra on an anti-Putin tour


norman lebrecht

May 06, 2022

The Georgian-French pianist Khatia Buniatishvili has announced a tour of Germany with Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Buniatishvili has been an outspoken Putin opponent since 2014. Petrenko, equally principled, is evacuating his family from Ukraine and Russia.

Stuttgart – May 18 – Liederhalle
Munich – May 19 – Isarphilharmonie
Essen – May 21 – Philharmonie
Mannheim – May 22 – Rosengarten
Freiburg – May 23 – Konzerthaus


  • Achim Mentzel says:

    Bravo! This will definitely stop the monster, as all other anti-war concerts in the past two months did successfully before.

  • Robert Wells says:

    I’m really pleased about that as k.buniatishvili is a brilliant pianist and has been a critic of Putin for a long time well done katia and vasily.

  • Frank O'Mahony says:

    All the sheep getting together for their “Anti Putin Tour”. They seem to pick and choose their wars, and forget about what’s going on in the rest of the world.

  • Hayne says:

    Are they going to do an anti Poland tour when they annex Galicia in the Ukraine? Oops, too soon?

  • John King says:

    One more reason why I love Khatia Buniatishvili!