Yuri Bashmet

Country

Russia


Violist, Conductor, Artistic Director of the Winter Arts Festival (Sochi), the December Nights Festival and other festivals. Artistic Director of the Moscow Soloists ensemble and of the Novaya Rossiya Orchestra



Biography


Outstanding violist, conductor, artistic director of the Winter Arts Festival in Sochi, the December Nights Festival, and festivals on Elba, in Minsk and Yaroslavl among others. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory. In 1976, he won first prize at the Munich International Viola Festival. He is founder and Artistic Director of the Moscow Soloists ensemble (1992). Since 2002 he has been Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Novaya Rossiya Orchestra. People's Artist of the USSR and of Russia, winner of the State Prize, recipient of many prizes and awards, among them the Grammy.

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