Gustavo Dudamel called the cancellation of his tour to Asia with the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra “a very sad, painful moment”. Photo: Alamy

Gustavo Dudamel’s Hong Kong concerts cancelled as Venezuelan government axes orchestra’s Asian tour

Superstar conductor asks ‘friends in Taiwan, Guangzhou and Hong Kong for understanding’ after scrapping of Beethoven symphonic cycle concerts; tour is second by Venezuelan orchestra that Nicolas Maduro government has blocked

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Gustavo Dudamel called the cancellation of his tour to Asia with the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra “a very sad, painful moment”. Photo: Alamy
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Enid Tsui

Enid Tsui

Enid joined the SCMP as senior culture writer in 2015 after many years of covering business and politics in Hong Kong and London. She edited and wrote for the Financial Times and the Nikkei Asian Review, presented on RTHK Radio 3, and launched the Economist Group's first Chinese-language publication, CFO China.