Slippedisc readers will be aware that the violin teacher Boris Kushnir has helped his pupil Sergey Dogadin to win several international competitions in which he was a judge or chairman.
Well, he has just done it again.
Dogadin is among the last six finalists at the Tchaikovsky Competition.
He has one vote cast for him before he even plays.
The other five are:
and Donghyun Kim.