Przyslala Basia Jaworski
After Hvorostovsky won the Cardiff Competition in 1989, record companies were queuing up to sign a contract with him. Philips was chosen and promptly a small number of recitals and a few complete operas were recorded with him.
Hvorostovsky in Cardiff:
I have to confess that I had been planning to read a book to help me pass the time, but I never did. Instead I listened breathlessly to his velvety voice, his matchless legato and his flawless interpretation, which moved me to tears. As Hvorostovsky is such a very charismatic singer, it is a pure unadulterated pleasure to be watching him.