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OSM withdraws Russian pianist Alexander Malofeev

OSM withdraws Russian pianist Alexander Malofeev

The Orchester Symphonique de Montréal has chosen to withdraw Russian pianist Alexander Malofeev from the concerts of “Michael Tilson Thomas: Monumental” shown at the Maison Symphonique.

The 20-year-old young musician from Moscow was a guest of OSM on this program, which included works by Greg, Prokofiev and Schubert.

Alexander Malofeev was not replaced in the first concert that will take place on Tuesday evening and will not be replaced by the other party that was given on Wednesday evening and Sunday. Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 3 in C Major has been replaced by Brahms’ tragic prequel.

OSM considers it inappropriate to welcome this musician in the current context.

“I was very happy to work for the first time with exceptional young pianist Alexander Malofeev in Montreal. It is a pity that political situations have made this impossible.” American conductor Michael Tilson Thomas said in a press release issued by OSM: “It will be a pleasure to collaborate with him in the future. near”.

OSM stresses the importance of maintaining its relationships with artists, whatever their nationality, who carry messages of peace and hope, and hopes to be able to welcome this exceptional artist when the context is appropriate.

The Montreal Troupe decided to make a donation to support the Ukrainian community. OSM calls on the public to do the same with a recognized organization such as the Red Cross or UNICEF.

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