Introducing Gergiev’s latest protégé, 13main
His name’s Alexander Malofeev and he’s supposed to be 13 years old, though he doesn’t look it.
Uncannily mature, he’s a pupil of Larissa Gergeieva and he has worked several times with her brother. He’s now taking time off school to appear at Larissa’s current festival in the Gergievs’ home province, north Ossetia. Watch.