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Russian pianist’s Tehran concerts postponed
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_12_MMS94.jpgTEHRAN – The outstanding Russian pianist Arcadi Volodos has postponed his concerts in Tehran in order to arrange better concerts for September in the city, the organizer has announced.
“For arranging a better program, the concerts have been postponed until September at the request of Mr. Arcadi Volodos,” the Nay-o-Ney Art Institute announced on Friday in a banner set up in front of the Milad Hall, which was scheduled to host Volodos’ performances on June 13 and 14, the Persian service of ISNA reported on Monday.
Meanwhile, the director of the Music Office of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance said that the organizer has announced that the institute has had enough time to arrange the concerts and the delaying of these concerts is not financially justified. 
“The Iranian companies, which are active in organizing concerts, are not very familiar with the necessary arrangements for international concerts,” Piruz Arajmand told ISNA.
“Volodos is a world renowned pianist of genius and consequently, one of world’s highest-paid musicians. Due to the fact that his wages must be paid in dollars, the institute has run into trouble,” he added.
Volodos was scheduled to perform several compositions by Schubert, Schumann, Mozart and Rachmaninoff, and several other renowned composers of the world.

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