Temirkanov cancels guest engagements in U.S. and London

Posted on: February 24, 2009

Tuesday (2/24) on MusicalAmerica.com, Susan Elliott reports, “Yuri Temirkanov has cancelled all his United States engagements for the remainder of the season, including concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony and Baltimore Symphony. He also cancelled all of his London concerts last month. His manager, Nicholas Mathias, cited ‘personal reasons.’ Asked about the conductor’s health, Mathias responded: ‘Mr. Temirkanov seems in good shape although having just turned 70 years of age, he is naturally having some health checks and I am sure this is one of the reasons why he has cut down on his guest conducting activities at the present time.’ Temirkanov is music director and principal conductor of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, music director designate Teatro Regio di Parma, principal guest conductor of the Bolshoi Theater and Music Director Emeritus of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.”