Montreal Symphony Orchestra drops Russian piano prodigy from concerts amid backlash

Russian pianist Alexander Malofeev, seen here in an undated handout photo, was to perform in Vancouver in August, but his show has been cancelled due to concerns about protests linked to Russia's attack on Ukraine. The Vancouver Recital Society says it was the third attempt to get the 20-year-old superstar and it hopes to try a fourth time. (Handout: Vancouver Recital Society / THE CANADIAN PRESS) Russian pianist Alexander Malofeev, seen here in an undated handout photo, was to perform in Vancouver in August, but his show has been cancelled due to concerns about protests linked to Russia's attack on Ukraine. The Vancouver Recital Society says it was the third attempt to get the 20-year-old superstar and it hopes to try a fourth time. (Handout: Vancouver Recital Society / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

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