András Schiff has had to cancel his appearance at the Verbier Festival this summer due to health reasons.
The Verbier Festival is grateful to Sir Simon Rattle for stepping in to replace Schiff as conductor for the concert at Salle des Combins on 20.07 at 19:00. Kirill Gerstein will feature as soloist to perform Schumann’s Concerto for Piano in A minor.
András Schiff’s masterclasses scheduled on 27.07 and 29.07 have been cancelled.
Evgeny Kissin has been battling some pain in his arm and has lately had to cancel a number of European engagements. He is presently in Verbier to perform the theatre play “Address Unknown” by Katherine Kreessman Taylor, together with Thomas Hampson, which will take place at the Hameau tonight at 22:15. Unfortunately, he will not be performing on 22.07 at 19:00. He is hoping to be able to perform his solo recital on 29.07.