Munich Philharmonic & Rotterdam Philharmonic Terminate Contracts with Valery Gergiev

The Munich Philharmonic and Rotterdam Philharmonic are terminating their relationship with Valery Gergiev. In a statement, Mayor Dieter Reiter of Munich said, “Munich is parting from principal conductor Valery Gergiev. With immediate effect, he will no longer be conducting concerts of the Munich Philharmonic. Valery Gergiev has not spoken out despite my call to ‘clearly and unequivocally distance himself from {…}

Rotterdam Philharmonic Pressures Valery Gergiev for Statement

The Rotterdam Philharmonic is giving Valery Gergiev an ultimatum following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The orchestra released a statement noting, “The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the management of Rotterdam Philharmonic Festivals (organizer of the Gergiev Festival) have taken great notice of the Russian invasion in Ukraine. In the case Valéry Gergiev does not openly distance himself from President Putin’s action {…}