On set report: Tugan Sokhiev at L'Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse

Tugan Sokhiev is music director at this high-profile French orchestra - that's when he's not being music director at the Bolshoi Opera. 

I was privileged to sit in on rehearsals and on a performance of Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony in the Halle Aux Grains. These photos are the first I've taken of a conductor at work and it was quite a thrill to be in among the orchestra while he drilled them into shape. 

Sokhiev will be making his London Symphony Orchestra debut later in the Spring. 

News: To Berlin for orchestral shoot

I'll be flying to Berlin on Thursday to take some shots for the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin.  It's a new client and that's always good news. They've asked me to document the rehearsals for a forthcoming concert performance of Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet. 

I've been wanting to take shots of a conductor and orchestra at work for quite a while. This'll hopefully open up some new opportunities in this area.