Today was very busy for me. I arrived in Sochi this morning at 8.30, went straight to a press interview, then to a full rehearsal of Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1. After that I met with Mr Anatoli Shostak, The Minister of Interior Affairs for Russia in Sochi. He was kind enough to spend some time with Conductor Maestro Anton Lubchenko and myself, discussing the importance of music and art in building relationships between the United Kingdom and Russia.
I hope that if we all work together we can make a difference.