St Petersburg mourns its premier cellistmain
The death has been reported of Anatoly Nikitin, principal cellist of the St Petersburg Philharmonic for around 40 years and a noted soloist and teacher. He also conducted masterclasses in the US, Italy and Switzerland, leaving an international trail of students. He taught in the style of his own teacher, Mstislav Rostropovich.
Anatoly Nikitin was 85.