From January to March, new truck tour with stops in Washington and New York (recitals at the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall) and Rochester (Beethoven 5th Concerto with Semkow). Death of Kyriena Siloti on July 28. Recital at the Montreux Festival in September, then long tour in Italy. In October and November second concert tour with the truck. Enlarges his solo repertoire, alternating two different programs and presenting an all-Beethoven program in Italy for the first time. Undergoes surgery for tendinitis of the index finger.