Maria Joao Pires is injured

Maria Joao Pires is injured


norman lebrecht

September 27, 2022

The formidable Portuguese pianist, 78, has cancelled a Wigmore Hall recital on Thursday ‘due to injury’.

No further details are available and there will be no replacement.

We wish her a speedy recovery.


  • AKA says:

    Big deal !!!

  • Violinista says:

    One of the great Mozart pianists, Blomstedt’s choice for his concert this year in the RFH, and also Haitink’s at his final Prom. We wish her well.

    • Malcolm Whitehead says:

      I pray for her. Ifell in love with her many years ago on t v, never forgot her.she played the Moz 21.and as she was then, she adorns my iphone front page. She was beautiful.May she live n play forever. I still love her.MW x

  • Greg Bottini says:

    Oh, no!!!!
    I hope her injury is minor, and that she recovers quickly and completely.
    Good luck and best wishes, dear Ms. Joao Pires!!!!

  • Quinten says:

    She stumbled on the street while touring with the Neojiba Orchestra earlier this month. In Amsterdam it was difficult for her to walk onto the stage. Ricardo Castro had to support her.