Diva of the Week
Andrei Gavrilov took divadom to the next level. Not only did he act ALL diva, when without warning he fled ten minutes before his scheduled performance of Rachmoninoff Piano Concerto in D Minor with the Moscow City Symphony on December 19, but then he documented his divadom in social media for all to see!
From Gavrilov’s Facebook page (in all caps which is a whole other issue….)
I RAN AWAY FROM THE HALL THROUGH EMERGENCY EXIT – I DECLARE THAT I WILL NEVER PLAY ANY CONCERT WITH ORCHESTRA, ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, IN ANY HALL, FOR ANY MONEY IF I WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO GIVE TO MY AUDIENCES AT LEAST 50 % OF MY CREATIVE POTENTIAL BECAUSE OF TOTAL UNPROFESSIONALISM OF “MUSIC BUSINESS” PROTEGES OCCUPYING THE WORLD…
Now that is diva or in his case, divo. He could teach Kathleen Battle a thing or two….