Tugan Sokhiev on the joys of Tchaikovsky

All this week on Classic FM, John Suchet will be playing tracks from Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse's new CD of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5 and Shostakovich’s Festive Overture. Classic FM's Lucy Coward caught up with the orchestra's acclaimed conductor Tugan Sokhiev to find out about this phenomenal recording.

Sokhiev spent three years as Principal Guest Conductor and Artist Advisor of the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse before becoming Music Director of the orchestra in 2008. Since then, he's racked up rave reviews at an impressive rate.

Sokhiev has also been named the next principal conductor and artistic director of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, a position he will take up next year.

Classic FM's Lucy Coward caught up with Sokhiev to talk about the recording of Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse's new CD and the orchestra's eagerly anticipated first UK performance.

Listen to our interview with Tugan Sokhiev here

Join John Suchet every weekday morning, just after 10am, to hear music from 'Sokhiev conducts Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich', our CD of the Week.