The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has just named Maxim Emelyanychev as its next principal conductor.
He succeeds Robin Ticciati, who went on to bigger things in Berlin.
A student of Gennady Rozhdestvensky in Moscow, Emelyanychev, 30, is currently conducting Joyce DiDonato and Il Pomo d’Oro in a cross-Europe tour. Joyce says: ‘I wish Maxim every success in his new appointment with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. I am certain that he will bring a heartfelt, adventurous, monumental presence and vision.’