Yuri Bashmet

(b. 1953)

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(b Rostov, 1953).

Russ. violist and conductor. Won Munich int. va. comp. 1976. Soon became soloist with leading European orchs. Formed chamber orch., Moscow Soloists, 1986, with which he toured Europe (Eng. 1988, Salzburg Fest. début 1989). Gave f.p. of Schnittke va. conc., Amsterdam 1986. London recital début 1989.

Subjects: Music.

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