We’ve received a report that the Greek pianist Cyprien Katsaris broke down during a recital in Berlin on Monday night and was rushed to hospital. No further details are known. We wish him a swift recovery. Please let us know if you have details of his recovery.
Here’s the report from a Slipped Disc reader:
I attended a concert of pianist Cyprien Katsaris in the Berlin Konzerthaus last night. Towards the end of the concert, as Katsaris was playing his own arrangement of Liszt’s Concerto no. 2 for solo piano, he stopped playing, and announced that he lost sensation in his left arm, and asked the audience if there is a doctor in the audience. After a very short pause of silence from the audience, he asked again if there is a doctor in the audience saying “this has never happened to me”. At this point a few people went on stage and evacuated him backstage, and later on to the hospital. The impression was that he was having a stroke on stage, and it got us worried about his condition.