Classic FM Conversation: Who was the formative figure in your musical life?

For David Mellor one of those important figures at the beginning of his musical life was conductor Constantin Silvestri. Who was yours?

On Sunday, David Mellor featured the work of conductor Constantin Silvestri. When he was growing up near Bournemouth, David Mellor attended many of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s concerts, with Silvestri on the podium. As a result, this maestro was a formative part of David's classical music education and life. Who was that formative figure in your musical life, who shaped your love for classical music? Was it a teacher, an artist, a musical family member, or a conductor? Tell us in the comments section below