Violist Yuri Bashmet shares his dream about Vladimir Putin

‘I dreamed that my president Vladimir Putin was wearing a suit and white sports shoes – and he was very angry with me…’

In a lighthearted interlude during his masterclass on Shostakovich’s Sonata for Viola and Piano at the Verbier Festival Academy, Yuri Bashmet shares a dream he had in which Russian president Vladimir Putin told him off for being unprofessional.

The full 123-minute video is available to buy as a download or DVD through the Masterclass Media Foundation.

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