WATCH: Alexander Toradze performs Shostakovich during heart failure

29 April 2022
By Ellie Palmer
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra USA released the remarkable footage on their Facebook page

Footage has emerged of Georgian pianist Alexander Toradze performing whilst unknowingly suffering heart failure at the same time.

In the video, Toradze can be seen playing the final part of Shostakovich's Second Piano Concerto with the orchestra under Maestro Salvador Brotons, which took place in Vancouver, Washington on Saturday 23 April.


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Toradze appears to be feeling the effects of what is going on as the audience applaud his performance. He was taken to the hospital immediately following the concert where he is recovering (well). Read the full story here.