The Foxtrot Films production Mariinsky Theatre was coproduced with The Valery Gergiev Foundation.
In Nutcracker Story, Tchaikovsky’s famous score is conducted by Valery Gergiev.
Watch clips from both films here.
The award goes to a conductor of unique talent and personality. A mercurial figure on the international musical stage, he chooses to devote a significant amount of time to music making in the UK, particularly with the London Symphony Orchestra. Intensity and passion – and a high level of risk taking – are the hallmarks of his conducting, and he pursues a single-minded advocacy of composers in whom he believes. He is a conductor who makes things happen – an inspiration to players and audiences alike: Valery Gergiev.
Source: RPS Music Awards