Concerts in the USA
March 11 2020
Unfortunately I won’t go to my American tour this time, because today in the morning the temperature’s risen sharply, my throat’s started to ache. You know how rarely I cancel my concerts, how important it is for me to be able to go on stage every day and meet my audience all over the world. Until the last moment, I hoped that three days of concerts with V. Gergiev and my favorite New York Philharmonic orchestra at Lincoln center in the United States would take place, no matter what. But today my doctor diagnosed acute pharyngitis and forbade a long flight, as there is a high risk of complications, especially on eardrums, which can have really heavy consequences in future for my health. Once again, I apologize to the American public and look forward to meeting them in February 2021.