The Vladikavkaz outpost of Valery Gergiev’s Mariinsky empire has been treated to a piano recital by Abisal Gergiev, son of the supreme leader.
A student at the St Petersburg conservatoire, Abisal played Bach, Schubert, Chopin, and Rachmaninov.
Gergiev’s sister, Larissa Gergeieva, is head of the Mariinsky’s youth academy.
Vladikavkaz, in northern Ossetia, is the family’s home province.
Abisal Gergiev, 18, is already listed on the Mariinsky site.