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Yuri Bashmet

  • Conductor
  • Violist


Yuri Bashmet is regarded as the best living violist of our time. Yuri Bashmet is singlehandedly responsible for giving the viola a new prominence in musical life. Yuri Bashmet inspired many prominent composers
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Yuri Bashmet has inspired many composers to write for him, and has enjoyed strong personal and professional relationships with Alfred Schnittke and Sofia Gubaidulina in particular. Schnittke’s
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Yuri Bashmet press reviews '...without doubt, one of the world's greatest living musicians.' - The Times 'The evening's highlight was Schnittke's Viola Concerto, a subtle and lyrical masterpiece written
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Yuri Bashmet recordings / discography

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