Episode 19 – Elena Sharkova

September 5, 2017

If you’ve ever seen her run a rehearsal you are familiar with the incredible combination of ferocity, passion, liveliness, and extraordinary musicianship that is Elena Sharkova. Fresh off her engagement with the BBC Singers, Josh and Elena meet to talk on the day of her guest appearance with the Houston Chamber Choir, where she led a program of Russian music. They cover her unusual path to professional conducting, the conducting education program in Russia, and what it’s really like to lead a professional choir.

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