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    Yuri Bashmet: TikTok star?


    The Russian violist considers how to tempt audiences back to the concert hall 

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    Yuri Bashmet hospitalised with Covid-19


    The 67-year-old musician’s condition is not thought to be serious 

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    Forecasting the future: Postcard from Sochi


    The 13th Winter International Arts Festival in February presented no fewer than seven world premieres, a Beethoven sonata marathon and a double bass extravaganza, writes Peter Quantrill, who met artistic director Yuri Bashmet

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    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 ...

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    Quintet dream team: Joshua Bell, Yuri Bashmet, Mischa Maisky, Henning Kraggerud, Martha Argerich


    Martha Argerich (piano), Mischa Maisky (cello), Joshua Bell (violin), Henning Kraggerud (violin) and Yuri Bashmet (viola) come together in a dream lineup to perform Shostakovich's Piano Quintet, op.57 at the 2008 Verbier Festival. Read: ‘I often have to battle negative thoughts on stage,’ says violinist Joshua Bell ...

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    Violist Yuri Bashmet in tailpiece disaster


    Violist Yuri Bashmet reacts with admirable calm and humour when his tailpiece detaches itself from his instrument mid-performance. Watch: Violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Lars Vogt in page-turning disaster Watch: A bow hair catastrophe

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    Walton: Viola Concerto. Schnittke: Passacaglia for Orchestra


    Description: Touch-and-go in Bashmet’s Moscow premiere of Walton’s Viola ConcertoMusicians: Yuri Bashmet (viola) Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow State Philharmonic Society/Dmitri KitayenkoComposer: Walton, SchnittkeWilliam Walton’s Viola Concerto is one of those pieces that keeps getting slower over the years, but even so I was amazed at seeing ...

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    Violist Yuri Bashmet on rubato


    Rubato can only be effective if you work within the structure of a clear beat' Violist Yuri Bashmet describes how best to use rubato as part of a masterclass on Shostakovich's Sonata for Viola and Piano, recorded at the Verbier Festival Academy. The full 123-minute video is ...

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    Yuri Bashmet loses honorary professorship at Lviv music academy


    The violist, violinist and conductor Yuri Bashmet has been stripped of his title as honorary professor at the Lviv National Music Academy (LNMA) in Lviv, Ukraine. Bashmet, 61, was granted the title in 2012. According to a statement from the LNMA, the decision was taken in response ...

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    Yuri Bashmet performs Schnittke's Viola Concerto


    Yuri Bashmet, who yesterday performed at the 2014 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony in Sochi, performs Schnittke's Viola Concerto under conductor Valery Gergiev. Subscribe to The Strad or download our digital edition as part of a 30-day free trial. To purchase back issues click here.

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    Violinist Tatiana Samouil and violist Yuri Bashmet to perform at Winter Olympics closing ceremony


    St Petersburg-born violinist Tatiana Samouil is to perform alongside her compatriot Yuri Bashmet in a concert at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi this Sunday, 23 February.The details of the concert are being kept secret, save for the fact that the programme will include ...

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    Britten Centenary: Yuri Bashmet performs Lachrymae


    To mark the centenary of Benjamin Britten's birth, The Strad has put together a series of videos exploring the composer's string works. Here, Yuri Bashmet and pianist Sviatoslav Richter perform Lachrymae for solo viola and strings.Other performances of Britten's string works:Janine Jansen performs the Violin ConcertoKim Kashkashian performs ...

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    Yuri Bashmet and Oleg Kagan charm in Mozart


    Two great Russian artists perform Mozart's violin and viola repertoire

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    Violist Yuri Bashmet to form Russian youth orchestra for Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad


    A competition is under way in Russia to select 60 musicians between the ages of 9 and 22 to form the first All-Russian Youth Orchestra. The orchestra will make its debut this November as part of the Cultural Olympiad for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Violist Yuri Bashmet, an ...