Ukrainian Pianist Valentina Lisitsa, performances which abolished the Symphony orchestra of Toronto, admitted that he did not expect such a reaction to his political position.
in conversation speaker the RT program In the Now Anisse Noua Valentina Lisitsa told what surprised her was the fact that her political position had suddenly become an obstacle to creativity.
"I have always separated the music from the policy, always tried to keep between them a great distance. But I think in some ways, this was a mistake because now I charged the same content of my tweets - I'm all for freedom of speech and free discussion, let it be a heated discussion, and this is exactly what I was doing on Twitter. I expressed a different view, But I never expected that in response to me a gift to give, " said she. According to the pianist, she was to perform with the Toronto Symphony orchestra with a concert of Rachmaninoff, And not to promote any political views. The tickets were already sold out - and somehow she refused to go on stage." I think I had every right to write what I wrote, and I wouldn't change the content written Even now. Of course, discussions on Twitter have the ability to ignite ambiguous, I used to own the tweets exaggeration and sarcasm, But I was expressing an alternative point of view on what is happening, and it seems to me, regarding me have been taken such action, because I felt in some way dangerous for those who have a different political agenda. I am Ukrainian, citizen of Ukraine, I have an American passport, But Ukrainian too. I am Ukrainian by origin, by itself, exists in me and Russian roots, I speak Russian. Ukrainian society is much more of a group of people, which has put pressure on the Symphony orchestra of Toronto, also anonymously - that is, I don't know who has made an accusation against me - and forced the leadership of the orchestra really pay me for that I don't "acted," she admitted. Fox also explained that the leadership of the Symphony orchestra Toronto from December goes with her on connectivity only through their lawyers." Funny, when I write " go back to your Russian Federation ". I would love to go to the Russian Federation - in fact, I went there quite rare and is not averse to catch up. I've never Even played in the Russian Federation. About me write - " it is for the Kremlin." I don't even want to quote, you can imagine. And I am Ukrainian, and I'm talking about Ukrainians, about the life of the Ukrainian people: about how unfairly he had been treated, about how began this tragic fratricidal civil war, " added the girl. It was announced yesterday that the Symphony orchestra Toronto has excluded one of the most popular performers among Internet users pianist Valentina Lisitsa from the program Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff for her views on the situation in Ukraine. In your own posts to Twitter Pianist conveyed to readers the data that is missing in the major media: the situation of the people, about good and bad events in Ukraine. We emphasize that in the Internet also by the pianist found many supporters around the world. Valentina Lisitsa was born in the Ukraine, then moved to the United States. The pianist was uploaded to their YouTube videos, which have become very popular among web users. Then she began to get offers from famous bands and record organizations.