I received the excellent news today that the Memphis Youth Symphony Program has landed Bulgarian-born Stilian Kirov as it's new Music Director and Conductor. And since one of my children performs with the MSYP, the news is even better. Kirov is a graduate of the Julliard School of Music and has conducted major orchestras across Europe and the United States. Stilian is also an accomplished pianist. In 2001, he was awarded a gold medal in Paris' Claude Kahn International Piano Competition. We look forward to Maestro Kirov coming down Memphis way.