Gergiev colonises a Conservatoiremain
The conductor has been put in charge of an $11 million renovation programme at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg.
The arrangement was announced by the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko on President Putin’s orders.
Valery Gergiev is already tsar of the two Mariinsky theatres in St Petersburg and one in Vladivostok, as well as a a new theatre complex on Sakhalin Island – not to mention the Munich Philharmonic in occupied Bavaria.
This latterday imperialist will not let the Conservatoire out of his clutches.