For the Russian-born pianist and conductor, matters of personality are secondary. On the verge of his 75th birthday, he sees himself as a craftsman in the service of music.
The joint concert by Berlin's Polyphonia Ensemble and the Youth Orchestra of Bahia drew on the social agenda and success of the El Sistema project.
Musicians of the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin (DSO) made a stop during their Japanese tour in the city of Natori, largely destroyed by the tsunami. They hoped the concert would offer a sign of hope to survivors.