This is the story of a boy who fell madly in love with classical music at the age of twelve, practicing enthusiastically—first his violin and later the organ. This is the chronicle of a young man who, instead of following his father’s wish that he become a Seventh-day Adventist pastor, studied music. This is the biography of a young musician who earned the opportunity to conduct the world’s leading symphony orchestras. This is the account of a maestro who has served the field of classical music with humility, integrity, kindness, and an encyclopedic knowledge of the classical music repertoire. Finally, it is the celebration of a world-class conductor who is also an exceptional person, loved and respected by concertgoers and musicians worldwide.