Report of my Russian Tour

Preparation My Russian tour was organised by Elena Kostyuchenko from Peter the Great Music Academy (Saint Petersburg) in collaboration with Valeria Gorokhovskaya from Holland-Russia (The Hague). They arranged everything concerning flights, hotels, programs and finances. I was very happy about that, because I could concentrate on studying my scores (as I posted on Facebook: more than 4 kilos!). A few days… Read more →

Conducting Bruch violin concerto with my son Maxime as soloist with the Samara Philharmonic Orchestra

Since a few days, Carla Leurs – who would play with me the violin concerto by Stravinsky in Samara – fell ill. After many mails, telephone calls and visits to the Russian Consulate in The Hague, we managed to replace her by my son Maxime. He will play the violin concerto by Bruch and – as Carla would have done… Read more →