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Ukraine: World-famous pianist Lisitsa celebrates the "symbolic" outcome of her Donetsk concert

23 23.06.2015 Инфо

World-famous piano player Valentina Lisitsa commented on the Toronto Symphony Orchestra decision to cancel her concert program after she gave a concert in Donetsk, Tuesday. She said she had played Rachmaninoff's Second Concerto "for mineworkers" in Ukraine, after people in Canada told her "to leave Canada and play for mine workers." Lisitsa reflected upon the "symbolic" nature of the outcome, admitting "a small fraction of malice" because she deprived Canadian fans of the pleasure, who could only see it online. Lisitsa, who was born in Kiev but now resides in North-Carolina in the US, earlier this year expressed her support for Donbass rebels. The Toronto Symphony Orchestra later officially cancelled her concert program in connection with "provocative comments" on Twitter.