Conducting the youth
Guest conductor Brandon Phillips of Cape Town and Russian cellist Alexander Buzlov enjoyed the sun between rehearsals at the Durban beachfront’s skateboard park. Phillips is the artistic director and conductor of the Cape Town Youth Orchestra and the resident conductor of the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra. He has been honoured by Western Cape Arts and Culture MEC Ivan Meyer for his work with young people. Moscow-born Buzlov tutors students at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Phillips was on the podium today at the Playhouse Opera, conducting the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra for the second concert in the orchestra’s four-week Winter Symphony Season, during which Buzlov took the spotlight to perform Édouard Lalo’s Cello Concerto.