Today at the Vienna Konzerthaus a performance by Teodor Currentzis with his musicAeterna orchestra and pianist Alexander Kantorov was to take place. However, the concert was canceled, according to Musical Life .
The Slipped Disc site cites public and political pressure as the reason. Ukrainian Ambassador to Austria Oleksandr Shcherba asked for the cancellation, recalling that the sponsor of Currentzis and his team is VTB Bank, which fell under sanctions.
The concert program included works by composers from different eras: Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Barber, Pärt and others. The proceeds from the performance were to be sent to the Ukrainians who suffered in the special operation. The Ambassador officially asked the Konzerthaus to refrain from attracting Russian artists to charity concerts in favor of Ukraine.