“He might not be a typical third or fourth line guy five or 10 years ago, but I think that’s changed.
He is the son of Moss’s close friend and mentor Debonnaire (yes, really) and rent in London being what it is, she decided to invite him into the place she shares with her daughter Lila Grace, 13. Von Bismarck accompanied her to the opening of Richard Caring’s Sexy Fish restaurant in Berkeley Square last week; they nursed their hangovers over a pub lunch in the Cotswolds.
He went to Harrow — the same school as actor Benedict Cumberbatch, where fees are £36,150 a year.
Though Baskov's repertoire consists mostly of modern arrangements of arias and romances, he performs pop music as well.
Nikolay has often performed with pop artists, as well as with classical singers such as Montserrat Caballé.
Having matriculated from the school in 1901, Evreinov turned his attention to music and studied with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov at the Moscow Conservatory for a couple of years.
In 1907--12 he was involved in reconstructing the world of medieval plays and those dating from the Spanish Golden Age at the Starinny Theatre ("Old-Fashioned Theatre") in Saint Petersburg.