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    Violist Yuri Bashmet shares his dream about Vladimir Putin

    2017-04-07T00:00:00Z

    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 ...

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

    2017-01-11T00:00:00Z

    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 ...

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    Violist Yuri Bashmet in tailpiece disaster

    2016-04-08T00:00:00Z

    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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    Violist Yuri Bashmet on rubato

    2015-02-20T00:00:00Z

    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 ...

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    Yuri Bashmet loses honorary professorship at Lviv music academy

    2014-03-14T00:00:00Z

    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 ...

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    Yuri Bashmet performs Schnittke's Viola Concerto

    2014-02-24T00:00:00Z

    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 ...

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    Yuri Bashmet

    The Russian violinist, violist and conductor Yuri Bashmet has steadily forged a reputation as a bold contemporary artist, unafraid of risk-taking. A graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, where he studied with Vadim Borisovsky and Fyodor Druzhinin, he was the first violist to perform a solo recital in ...