Tugan Sokhiev was just 26 when he first conducted the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse in October 2003. He became its music director five years later and has kept the orchestra at the forefront of French music.
But Sokhiev has his hands full in Moscow as head of the Bolshoi and Toulouse, in the thick of an economic recession, says it cannot afford his wages. His contract runs out in mid-2020.
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