In an interview
earlier this year, Kirill talked about how he approaches working with an orchestra for the first time, saying: “In the first rehearsal I will probably just run the symphony from the beginning to the end. I need to hear how the orchestra react and what sound they offer without me telling them how to play … Orchestras of that level are technically very advanced and react very quickly so it’s a rather delicate, refined communication which is not about learning notes – you have to show musicians the reason why you are standing there in the first place.”
Read the full interview – Kirill Karabits on his journey this far, his plans for the future, and the importance of his homeland
The remainder of the 15/16 season sees Kirill return to the Edinburgh International Festival
to conduct two different programmes including Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Scriabin, with the Russian National Orchestra on 20 and 21 August.