Case Pletnev hurt European festivals

leaders of the three major festivals in Europe do not hurry to delete from the program Mikhail Pletnev.The events in Thailand watched from London, Edinburgh and Gstaad.The organizers of the risk alienating music lovers.Leaders of the three major festivals in Europe do not hurry to delete from the program Mikhail Pletnev.The events in Thailand watched from London, Edinburgh and Gstaad.The organizers of the risk alienating music lovers.

organizers "Proms" "Bi-bi-si," the Edinburgh Music Festival and the Swiss festival named Yehudi Menuhin alarmed by the possible lack of head of the Russian National Orchestra, Mikhail Pletnev, who are waiting with performances in Europe 18,19 and 28 August.

«Recent media reports about the arrest in Thailand of Russian conductor Mikhail Pletnev, a possible suspect in the rape of a minor concern and gshtaadsky name Menuhin Festival" - recognized by the organizing committee, an official statement quoted by Swiss newspaper Berner Zeitung.It was expected that Pletnev will per

form in the Alps in the company of Russian cellist Vadim Repin.

«Menuhin Festival name adheres strictly to the principle of the presumption of innocence ... If the accusations are confirmed Mikhail Pletnev, the festival organizers to immediately make the necessary conclusions", - added to the organizing committee and emphasize that they are in touch with the Swiss celebrity managers.If the conductor is not able to leave Thailand and come to Switzerland, it will find a replacement, promised in Bern.

with the Swiss organizers of the solidarity of their British counterparts."The festival will take place, but we are closely watching the development of events", - assured the Organizing Committee of the Edinburgh Festival and the "promenade concerts."According to columnist Sunday Times, the British organizers of hard not to change the program was given a solution that is able to infuriate the visitors to these events.

«He is accused of monstrous crimes.I can understand why the "Bi-bi-si" crazy.But we should remember that in Britain there is a tradition to share the art and the artist.If I was getting ready to enjoy the "Proms", he would concentrate on the music.In the end, a man is innocent until proven otherwise, "- explains the chief editor of the British music magazine Gramophone James Invern.

in London and Edinburgh Pletnev must turn to Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky.

musician can not leave Thailand, where it conducted the proceedings of the case.Pletnev is at large under house arrest and must appear in court on August 11.Winner of the Grammy Award insists on his innocence.