Classical music

Pianist Kuerti stricken while performing in Coral Gables

Pianist Anton Kuerti
Pianist Anton Kuerti
Martin Tosoian

South Florida Classical Review

A highly anticipated Friends of Chamber Music concert by acclaimed Beethoven interpreter Anton Kuerti was abruptly cut short Thursday night when the pianist was stricken by a medical emergency a few minutes into the event at Coral Gables Congregational Church.

Kuerti, 75, was taken by ambulance to South Miami Hospital. Friday forenoon, he remained in the hospital’s intensive care unit, according to a spokesman for Friends of Chamber Music, and his family was en route from Canada. No specifics were released about the nature of his illness.

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