He is at the Mikkeli Festival and this is private footage of him playing something other than music…. with members of the Mariinsky Theatre and close friend, pianist Denis Matusev. The football, with Russian commentary, begins around 2:45. He does not win.
The shirt he’s wearing (with me) is an Arsenal gift. And here, from three years ago, is Matuev’s brilliant piano fantasy for his friend’s birthday. Beat that!
hat-tips: Denis, Vladimir Fanshil, Vesa Siren.