Luo Zhenhua is conducting the London Symphony Orchestra - and trying to control his nerves at the same time.
The 23 year-old is one of three rising stars at China's Central Conservatory of Music who were chosen to take part in a master class.
Kathryn McDowell, managing director of LSO, said, "I think they have an amazing technical facility. They are obviously working very hard indeed, and I think they just need time to mature and to experience more, to experience more of the music, and to listen more, and to perform more. And then it will come."
A student named Luo Zhenhua said, "Today when I worked with the orchestra (I learned that) the orchestra will truly react to the way I move my hands. If I do anything wrong, they will also play wrong, and then they'll ask, 'hey, what are you doing?'. So, I really have to give them clear gestures to get the acoustic effects I want, and the way I move my hands should change accordingly."
But whether educated at home or abroad, the majority of students have the same goal in mind - a much coveted spot in the highly competitive world of classical music.