Tomorrow I'm interviewing Russian conductor Vladimir Verbitsky. With a translator! (Language tips anyone?!)
He has conducted WASO as their guest conductor every year for 25 years - is that an Australian record? I think it could be.
Perth audiences love his emtional performances and his blonde Russian charm. Even more impressive is the fact that in every performance the musicians respect him and go with him every inch of the way.
He must know the orchestra so well after all these years. What should I ask him?