Donatella Flick, philanthropist. Донателла Флик, филантроп © Sasha Krasnov - Portrait Photographer

Donatella Flick is an Italian philanthropist who received international acclaim for her support of the arts. She also has noble Russian roots in her father’s lineage: her father, an Ossetian prince, fled Russia after the 1917 Revolution, while other members of her family were killed.

In 1990 she founded the Donatella Conducting Competition, with support from HRH The Prince of Wales Charles, to help advance career opportunities for young conductors.

I made this portrait during one of her visits to Moscow to attend a concert.

// Sasha Krasnov