He concedes: “For the past three weeks, the euphoria is still not settled.” On the 27th of June last, Alexander Kantorow won, at the age of 22 only, the final of the Tchaikovsky competition… Without a doubt, the most important competition of piano of today. A feat that he is the only Frenchman to have achieved since the creation of the contest. In the aftermath, the conductor Valery Gergiev, chairman of the organizing committee of the tournament, the invited to shoot with him. A first, for this young soloist, who admits to having been particularly impressed to play under the baton of maestro but stresses his side, a protector and the adrenaline communicative of his relationship to music. A adrenaline which has not yet quite left. All that “since the demands are unending. He will have to learn to say no, keep a cool head and find a way to work that allows me to take advantage of this unique moment, while keeping enough oxygen to …

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