Great-grandson of Stalin begins music conducting career

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November 20, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

TBILISI, Georgia – A great-grandson of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, Joseph Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili, began his conducting debut with the Georgia State Symphony Orchestra on Sunday.

“It was a great honor for me to conduct this team of virtuoso musicians at the invitation of the leader of the Georgia State Symphony Orchestra, renowned composer Nikoloz Rachveli,” Joseph said.

“In future, I want to continue studies abroad if the opportunity arises,” he spoke of immediate goals. 

“I have a lot of creative plans of which it is too early to speak so far,” he added.

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