"Daniel Raiskin is clearly a musician of sensibility, well versed in his craft; a further example perhaps of one last great gift of the old Soviet Union, the rigour and distinction of its conducting schools" - David Gutman, Gramophone A son of a prominent musicologist, Raiskin grew up in St. Petersburg. He attended the celebrated conservatory in his native city and continued his studies in Amsterdam and Freiburg. First focusing on violin and viola, he got inspired to take up the baton by an encounter with teacher Lev Savich. He also took classes with Mariss Jansons, Neeme Järvi and Milan Horvat. From the 2018/19 season onwards, Raiskin will be Music Director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and since 2017/18 he is Principal Guest Conductor of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra.