Boris Lifanovsky is principal cellist of the Bolshoi Theatre, a demanding, high-pressure job.
But since 1997 he has been opening out and democratising the Russian discussion of classical music on the internet. He has set up and run several forums and gets 15,000 participants a day to exchange news and view on hat’s really goig on in Russian music.
Here’s an absorbing Voice of Russia interview with Boris, in fluent English.
And here’s the forum, in Russian.