Borodin Quartet names new leaderNews
This kind of change happens very rarely.
The Moscow-based Borodin Quartet, founded in 1945, is losing its leader Ruben Aharonian to retirement.
His seat will be taken by Nikolai Sachenko, winner of the violin gold medal at the 1998 International Tchaikovsky Competition.
The remaining members are Sergei Lomovsky (violin), Igor Naidin (viola) and Vladimir Balshin (cello).
They have a five-stop tour next week in Brussels, Berlin, Liverpool, London and Amsterdam.