23 march 2020



— 23 March 2020

I always prefer to communicate to my audience with music rather than words but at this moment it seems to be impossible. I am here safe at home in Switzerland and I would like to address this message to the audiences of Bern, Munich, Paris, Taranto, Jaén and Essen, cities where I was supposed to play. I know that many of you were looking forward to attending these concerts and I am very sorry that they could not take place due to the current situation. These concerts are being rescheduled and I truly believe we will see each other very soon. This is a difficult and severe situation, something that we have not yet experienced. I would like to emphasise that we have to stay optimistic and positive as this will end one day. Please above all keep safe and look after yourselves and your families.

Sincerely, Ivo Pogorelich