Joshua Bell Postpones Carnegie Hall Recital Due to COVID

February 27, 2023, 4:45 PM · Get better soon Josh!

Carnegie Hall today announced that violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Daniil Trifonov will postpone their Carnegie Hall recital that was scheduled for Tuesday because Bell has tested positive for COVID-19.

Joshua Bell Daniil Trifonov

The recital will take place on May 30, with a program including works by Beethoven, Prokofiev, Bloch, and Franck. Tickets for the February 28 recital will be honored on May 30.

Here's hoping for a mild case, a fast recovery, and that his family stays well!

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February 28, 2023 at 05:28 PM · Nasty disease. I was really sick for three days and medium-miserable for three weeks. I wish them well.

March 1, 2023 at 06:20 AM · I had it a couple of times and definitely needed to stop everything and just rest. Chicken soup and lemon ginger tea also helped!

March 2, 2023 at 06:42 AM · To Editor, Laurie Niles and Top Respondent, Paul Deck ... Re: Joshua Bell testing Positive for COVID ~ {#3}

I am so sorry both of you experienced this wretched disease and foisted onto us in our Country and throughout the World, and at least both of you did recover albeit after I take it suffering through it in varying degrees and at least not putting either of you in the Hospital ~ I am truly concerned about Joshua Bell, a delicate in nature sensitive person, & getting this 'bloody' thing just prior to the Carnegie Hall Duo with Trifonov and himself fusing their rare artistry into One ... They are due here in Chicago 29th of March, '23, oddly & seeing it today and wondering How both were doing?

I've known of Daniil Trifonov for years from my closest London friend, who helped him a lot with her now late spouse, to get a concert and concerts, and encouraging him just prior to winning the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Israel some years back, which started the 'ball' rolling, then on to The Big Daddy of All, the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition. I have a very high risk due having had pneumonia several times so one has taken many extra precautions to try to avoid this 'Nasty disease' as described by you, Paul D. ~ Truly Heartened you both are well & away from it, let us hope Joshua Bell fully recovers and can safely take up his concerts once again ~

Trifonov may not have it, but working together if rehearsing the Programme, could actually send it to Daniil Trifonov, yet he is a young enough person to fight it off more easily ...

Laurie, how do you make Lemon Ginger Tea?? I love lemon in the decaffeinated Peach Flavour Tea, but Ginger I do not know about? It has obviously worked well for you! Still,"Keep a Mask Handy!" ~

Quoting from Dr. Mike's Weekly Fri Nite COVID Briefings ...

If you're in touch with Joshua Bell, kindly give him my Get Well Wishes from Chicago ~ Thank you, Laurie!

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Fwd ~ dmg

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