The Svetlanov Legacy Charity has just been established in London. The purpose of the charity is to continue to promote the heritage of this great musician through his compositions, recordings, books and videos of his legendary concerts. In accordance with Evgeny Svetlanov’s wish, it will also support the development of the arts by selecting young talents in various musical fields and helping them through scholarships and awards. The charity will also organize festivals and masterclasses and support Evgeny Svetlanov International Conducting Competition.


Featured record


Beethoven – Symphonie n6
Rachmaninov – Symphonie n2 op 27
Debussy – La Mer
Hugo Alfven – Symphonie n4

I chose to become a conductor (and the same could be said for any performer) who is not looking for easy success, noisy applause and repeating year after year the same works which are invariably acclaimed by the public, but one who at each performance is in danger of not receiving an ovation or of being misunderstood. I chose this path myself and I have never regretted it. On the contrary I am happy that I have already fulfilled many of the tasks which I had planned. However it is impossible to accomplish everything one would like to do. There are so many remarkable works which have not yet become part of music lovers’ heritage.


The Finalists of the 5th Evgeny Svetlanov International Conducting Competition: Euan Shields (USA), 23 y.o. Henri Christofer Aavik (Estonia), 27

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