From refugee to maestro

From refugee to maestro
 

WHEN Semyon Bychkov raises his baton at the start of his Tchaikovsky series at London’s Barbican on October 19th, the hall will be packed, as will New York’s Lincoln Centre when he arrives in January. Few conductors fill large auditoriums through their own charisma. Mr Bychkov is one of them.
Yet no personality cult has ever surrounded this great Russian bear (whose physical presence that cliché fits perfectly). He much prefers talking about music to talking about himself. Born in Leningrad in 1952, he studied piano and conducting at the conservatory, where music was pursued with a... read more

 
6 October 2016 in Art & Culture, Views: 41
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