Czech pianist boycotts Prague
Czech pianist Lukáš Vondráček is so fed up with the poor reviews from local critics that he’s canceled all of his upcoming Prague concerts.
Lukas explains his decision in an open letter, excerpt below.
‘I have always been a proud Czech who performed with humility and gratitude on Prague stages and represented the culture of our small country abroad. I am very concerned about the conditions prevailing in the Czech musical environment. This environment is, in my opinion, often disrespectful and in many ways completely self-centered and unprofessional. Sadly, a country with such a rich musical tradition as the Czech Republic cannot support high-quality musicians with original musical thinking.’