The Russian composer Nikita Suhih, a musician at the Bolshoi Theatre, put in for a competition organised by the Australian label, Ablaze. The winner’s prize was to get his work recorded.
Nikita came top of a field of 27 international composers, he was told.
Then he was informed he would have to pay $19,000 ‘towards the cost of the recording’.
He is ever so slightly conflicted….
Well, what would you do?