We hear from Tokyo that Lang Lang has cancelled five recitals amid suspicions that he is obeying instructions from Beijing to isolate Japan in the cultural sphere. Tickets to his concerts, on January 16 18, 20, 22, 24, were priced from $110-$170.
Concertgoers were informed that the pianist is unwell. However, he was pictured in Beijing on Saturday (on the weibo microwebsite) at theHan Meilin art gallery. And he’s due to play in Cannes today.
Yundi Li, who also cancelled Japan, told his fans that he was doing so under political pressure over the islands dispute between the two countries. Time for Lang Lang to come clean.