Vsssily Sinaisky
(c) Remy Franck

The St. Petersburg Akademicheskaya Filarmonia has canceled a concert led by Vassily Sinaisky, a conductor critical of the war in Ukraine, citing “health” issues, local media said. However, before the concert, there were calls to cancel the performance because of the position of the conductor.

February 28, a few days after the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, on the website of the Janacek Philharmonic Ostrava, Principal Conductor Sinaisky, called the military actions in Ukraine “mean”. “My grandfather was Ukrainian, and from early childhood I heard Ukrainian songs, words and sayings from my mother and other relatives. My happiest days I spent were school holidays with relatives in Kyiv and its environs. And even then I felt the love of Ukrainians for their Motherland and their desire to do everything to make it prosper. » He said truth was “not on the side” of Russia in this war.

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