Russian Prodigy - Feel the Joy of Music
Aleksandr Prior, Musician, Conductor, Composer
1993 - Born in London
2001 - Enrolls at Royal College of Music, London
2003 - Solo debut at St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, London
2003 - Wins International Gold Medal for folk solo, under 16's Category, International Music Eisteddfod, Llangollen, Wales
2004 - Awarded Order of the Patrons of Art in Russia
2005 - Premieres piece for piano and chamber orchestra, London Primavera Orchestra, St. Martin-in-the-Fields
2005 - Releases debut album 'Just a Boy'
2006 - Enrolls at St. Petersburg Conservatory
2007 - Debut performance of his own ballet, 'Mowgli', based on Rudyard Kipling's 'The Jungle Book', New Opera, Moscow
Have you ever seen him conduct? Alex Prior, the great grandson of the Russian theatre director and the founder of the Russian school of dramatic arts Konstantin Stanislavsky, has proved that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. The 14-year-old wunderkind, who is the youngest person ever to have conducted the National Symphony Orchestra of London, is the guest in our studio today.