A message appeared on the telegram channel of the Russian National Orchestra that RNO will change its artistic director.

This happened shortly after the release of the Pletnev’s interview in the the ClassicalMusicNews.ru channel.

In the interview with the Croatian journalist Branimir Pofuk, which was translated into English and then into Russian, Pletnev denounces the war and talks about the huge difficulties in working with his orchestra, which arose in connection with the current situation in Russia.

Meanwhile, the website of the Rachmaninoff International Orchestra – Mikhail Pletnev’s new orchestra – is already working, and the release of a studio recording on Pentatone has been announced there, the contacts of the orchestra’s representative offices in Europe, the USA have been given, the fact of the tour in 2023 has been announced without details.