The Russian pianist Ekaterina Mechetina started her recital on a couple of days in the past within the Nice corridor of Moscow Conservatory solely to seek out that the Steinway was mechanically out of order.
After taking part in the Chopin f minor Fantasy she stopped the recital and known as for the piano technician. In full view of the viewers he labored for 40 minutes earlier than the recital might proceed. No one left the corridor. Mechtina writes:
I wish to thank my extraordinary viewers, one of the best listeners on this planet.
Unexpectedly for me there was a sure unlucky state of affairs that put me in a tough place in the beginning of the live performance, which compelled us along with piano grasp Alexey Shubin to announce a technical intermission to place the piano so as; the length of this break was not possible to foretell, and I used to be in the identical unknown because the individuals within the corridor.
I perceive very effectively that the temper, the emotional state of the listeners might have been spoilt by the compelled ready. Imagine me, I used to be under no circumstances relieved in these seemingly infinite moments of uncertainty, with a “knocked down firstly” state. Thanks to your colleagues from the Moscow Philharmonic for his or her invaluable ethical help at that second…
The extra useful is the truth that once I returned to the stage and continued the live performance, individuals with none irritation or dissatisfaction met me once more, and along with you we managed to create a sense of a long-awaited vacation for one another.
It was completely priceless. You’re the most lovely listeners on this planet, I’m grateful to every of you, grateful to your belief, to your the Aristocracy, to your respect, to your delicacy, to your love of music.
An artist who has such an viewers can’t assist however be completely satisfied. My honest gratitude and love – to every of you!