Judge quits major competition ‘for moral reasons’News
The Swiss trumpet virtuoso Giuliano Sommerhalder has walked off the jury of the Maurice André for what he describes as ‘moral reasons.’
Giuliano, who is principal trumpet at Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva and trumpet professor in Berne, writes: ‘It is with sadness, with a sense of guilt (towards the amazing generation of competitors who are preparing for this event and only deserve the best opportunities), and with a hint of self-love, that I resign from the jury of the 2022 Maurice André Competition for moral reasons.’
He is prevented from saying more by a confidentiality agreement.
The competition has been revived after a 16-year hiatus and is due to be held in Paris in two months’ time.
Is this like, a #MeToo thing or something?
So is it because Timur Martynov, last winner of the competition 16 years ago and today solo trumpet of the Marinskij, is in the jury? That alone would not be a „moral reason“.
Regardless of his reason(s) it is so noble of you to decide definitively what is a “moral reason” for him to opt out as a judge. Perhaps you should send him your contact info so he can avail himself of your selective take on morality in the future.
The Competition (and many others) has recently been called out publicly for having nine jurors, and none of them female. A second juror, Stephen Burns, has also withdrawn.
The Wokes will eventually destroy themselves.
Anti-vax, pro-putin’s war crimes, and misogyny; disinformation triple crown winner.
Who is antivax and pro Putin’s war? Are you implying Mr Sommerhalder is? Or the competition organisers? (And what is your source of this info?)
Comrade Hayne. Check his posts here for the last 2 years.
Disagreeing with the narrative equals “pro Putin”, and “anti-vax.”
The deliberate simplification of intellectual thought is dumbing down. Go for it Amos.
Please tell us how you manage to agree with & condone the murder of Ukrainian women and children and the torture and murder of Ukrainian men all in the name of a “leader” who murders Russian dissidents by throwing them out of windows and poisoning them. Your profound ignorance of science while spreading anti-vax disinformation has been well documented here. Your posts are the polar opposite of intellectual thought and spread merely to enrich yourself.
I apologize for the booster skewer.
I wish no harm to anyone.
Sigh, ad hominem fallacy…again.
Truth hurts. Have you signed up for frontline duty?
So will their critics.
No,the dumb,racist,fascist,trumptard right wingers will fall into oblivion
Makes sense since women hear differently.
Giuliano is associate principal trumpet of the Rotterdam phil,not the OSM
He was principal of the RPO. His former seat in open for audition.
Oh my…. He has changed jobs so often… Gewandhaus, Concertgebouw, Rotterdam, and now OSM…. The Rotterdam Philharmonic website still lists him, maybe because of the trial period in Geneva. Thanks for the clarification!
You’re welcome. An unusual path for a principal player indeed.
He was not alone in protesting the conditions of this concours
Stephen Burns, 1988
People still worry about morals in this day and age of live and let live. This is rare to admit such personal convictions, I just hope his convictions are based on the Bible standard, Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, and body; Love your neighbor as you love yourself; Do to others as you would want them to do to you. This sums up the Law and the Prophets.
Hey, I’m all for diversity, but seriously, who can replace Steve Burns, as far as credentials are concerned