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Yuri Bashmet

  • January 24, 1953 Rostov (Russia)

Biography

Through his virtuosity, strength of personality and high intelligence, Yuri Bashmet has given the viola a new prominence in musical life.

Pre-eminent viola player of the modern age, he has motivated the leading composers of our time to expand the repertoire with significant new music. He is the Artistic Director of the December Nights Festival of Moscow, the Principal Conductor of the Novaya Rossiya State Symphony Orchestra, and the founder and director of Moscow Soloists. He also appears throughout the world in the dual role of conductor/soloist.

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