The conductor was in London to answer questions on his starry line-up of jurors and maintaining impartiality
Valery Gergiev conducts the Mariinsky Orchestra in a performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's Russian Easter Festival Overture in 2007. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase single issues click here .
A number of today's leading names will join the violin, cello, piano and voice panels this summer