An audience member taken ill is a concert promoter’s nightmare, but one orchestra would take such an emergency in its stride.

Forty-one year old Slava Grigoryan is confident he suffers from no ill health. “I have never felt better!” the guitar god states categorically. Nevertheless, in Sydney in early November, Grigoryan will undergo an open examination by a hundred doctors. They will take note of his breathing, his pulse, his phrasing, his rhythm. And he will assess theirs...

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