Opera Australia drops its concertmasterNews
The violinist Jun Yi Ma has left Opera Australia with immediate effect after a stormy meeting in which he refused to accept a reduced pay deal.
Ma, 50, had been in conflict with colleagues and the company management for a couple of years. He refused to play in Phantom of the Opera and to work with certain conductors.
He occupies what is said to be Australia’s highest paid orchestral position (conductors excepted, of course). OA confirms he has left. There has been no word from Ma.