We are accustomed to canceling artists' arrival as well as various excuses as to why not perform in Israel, but the pianist Peter Bence's reasons managed to surprise us
Peter Bence at the show
Simone Di Luca
His planned performance in the country of pianist Peter Bence has been canceled. A statement from the show's production said that Bence's men had told organizers "his refusal to come to Israel because of the Corona virus and the geopolitical situation in the region."
According to production associates, the Hungarian keyboard virtuoso "fears being transferred to an airport due to the virus." The sources also point out that, in addition to the Corona virus artist's alarm, "the security situation in Israel these days is decisive" and led to the decision to cancel his appearance.
In a statement from the production, it was stated that ticket buyers are requested to contact where they were purchased for a refund.
Bens was scheduled to perform on February 26 at the Opera House, the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center, at a concert whose tickets were sold out in advance. Bens is considered one of the fastest pianists in the world and has broken the boundaries of the piano world due to his performance for classics and pop hits of names such as Beatles Michael Jackson, Queen's Band, Sia, Toto, Lady Gaga and others.
It should be noted that Bens has already performed very successfully in Israel in November 2018, in Tel Aviv and Haifa.
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