Is this the Wayne Rooney of classical music?main
I came across this picture on a classical website and did a double-take.
Surely this cannot be a publicity photo of one of the fastest rising conductors on the circuit? And what’s the dedicated Marco Borggreve doing snapping footballers, quick as they might be with a score? He’s a classical portraitist.
Actually, it wasn’t this picture. It’s the one below.
His name’s Fracois-Xavier-Roth, and he’s chief conductor in Liege and Baden-Baden (radio). But isn’t this how Wayne Rooney will look when he’s 40?