Conservatoire chief: It wasn’t Gergiev that fired me

Mikhail Gantvarg, dismissed head of the St Peterburg Conservatoire, has been describing how he was summoned home from a concert tour in California to be sacked by Putin’s minister of culture, Medinsky.

Asked if Valery Gergiev had a hand in his removal, Gantvarg says: ‘maybe not him.’

Read full interview here (in Russian).


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