Fresh from a trip 24 hours previously to the Royal Albert Hall playing for Classic FM, the BSO showed no signs of tiredness tonight.

They needed to be, and definitely were, at the top of their game for such a rousing and fast paced programme.

The BSO was conducted by the re-invited Serbian Aleksandar Marković, who has been the Musical Director and Chief Conductor of the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra since late 2008. Marković brought a style of refined elegance and bold precision to proceedings.

Opening with Aram Khachaturian's Adagio from the ballet Spartacus, the sounds of flute and oboe introduced a full-bodied wave of strings through this beautiful and very well known piece (used in TV programmes and films such as The Onedin Line and Ice Age).

For the Violin Concerto in D minor, we were introduced to the utterly incredible talent of 30 year old solo violinist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky.

Speaking to us prior to tonight, Nikita said he was "very much looking forward to performing with the fantastic BSO again" having done so 18 months previously.

Having spent time rehearsing here at the weekend, he then dashed over to Moscow to play a concert at the Kremlin for 6,000 special guests before appearing in the performance.

Boriso-Glebsky mesmerised the audience, attacking each movement at full throttle in a spectacularly vibrant display in which it was impossible to take your eyes off him.

This musician is clearly something magical and after much cheering, he treated us to an encore which was equally passionate. His sparkle and verve in interpreting Khachaturian's fabulous concerto reminded me of the uniquely gifted Nigel Kennedy in his heyday.

The BSO tweet at the interval summed up his performance: "You know when the bow hairs begin to fly after the first two bars you are in for a treat. Sublime playing from Nikita Boriso-Glebsky!"

The second half of the evening was devoted to Dvořák's Symphony No 7 in D minor.

Described as "one of the most melodically gifted of all composers", Dvořák intended that this symphony should be "capable of stirring the world".

It certainly stirred tonight's audience, with the Scherzo particularly enjoyable with its crossing rhythms and energy. It seemed to be a firm favourite of conductor Marković who really came alive in this piece, finishing it with a little jump and a huge smile.

Another fantastic evening from the wonderfully talented BSO and guests.

Stephanie Hall