Yuri Bashmet · Conductor & Viola
• Biography

The pre-eminent viola player of the modern age, Yuri Bashmet has motivated the leading composers of our time to expand the repertoire with significant new music. He is Artistic Director of the December Nights Festival, Moscow, Principal Conductor of the Novaya Rossiya State Symphony Orchestra, and is the founder/director of the Moscow Soloists. He also appears throughout the world in the dual role of conductor/soloist.

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• Contact

Artist Manager: Ekkehard Jung
ekkehard.jung@ekkehardjung.de · T: +49-30-23 63 794 -11
Assistant Artist Manager: Eileen Stillger
eileen.stillger@ekkehardjung.de · T: +49-30-23 63 794 -13
• Discography

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Schubert: Streichquartett Nr. 14 d-moll
Sonate A-Moll für Arpeggione und Klavier, D. 821
Sony Music, 2013
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Yuri Bashmet in Kronberg, DVD
CMCW 2008 Johannes Brahms: Quintet Op 115
CMCW 2006 Dmitri Shostakovich: Prelude and Scherzo for string octet
Yuri Bashmet in Performance
a. Robert Schumann: Märchenbilder (Sviatoslav Richter, piano)
b. Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 3 (Moscow Soloists)
Brandenburg Concerto No 6 (Moscow Soloists)
Bartók Concertos
Béla Bartok Concerto for Viola and Orchestra
Yuri Bashmet (viola) · Berliner Philharmoniker · Pierre Boulez (conductor)
Various artists
Deutsche Grammophon, 2008
"A selection of Yuri Bashmet’s recital favourites and encores"
Yuri Bashmet (viola) · Mikhail Muntian (piano)
Onyx Classics, 2008
Sun · Vyttautas Barkauskas
Sun for symphony orchestra op. 69
Concerto for viola and chamber orchestra op. 63
Symphony No. 5 op. 81
Konzertstück für Orchester No. 2 op. 103
Yuri Bashmet (viola) · Robertas Šervenikas/Juozas Domarkas (conductors) · Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
Avie, 2008
Grieg Holberg / Mozart & Tchaikovsky Serenades
Edvard Grieg
From Holberg’s Time op. 40
Suite in the olden style for string orchestra
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Serenade no. 13 in G major K.525 “Eine kleine Nachtmusik”
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Serenade for Strings in C major op. 48
Yuri Bashmet · Moscow Soloists
Onyx Classics, 2008
Dun / Takemitsu / Hayashi
Tan Dun - Pipa Concerto (World Premiere Recording)
Toru Takemitsu - Nostalghia
Toru Takemitsu - Three Film Scores For Strings
Hikaru Hayashi - Viola Concerto 'Elegia'
Moscow Soloists
Yuri Bashmet director, viola and violin
Wu Man, pipa
Roman Balashov, director (Nostalghia and Elegia)
Onyx, 2008
Shostakovich 'Live in Vienna' - New Release
Piano Quintet in G Minor Op 57
Piano Trio in C Minor Op 8
Julian Rachlin, violin I
Janine Jansen, violin II
Yuri Bashmet, viola
Mischa Maisky, cello
Itamar Golan, piano
Onyx, 2007
Shostakovich 'Live in Vienna' - New Release
Raykhelson: Jazz Suite and other works
Little Symphony for Strings in G minor
Reflections for Violin, Viola and Strings
Adagio for Viola and Strings
Jazz Suite for Viola, Saxophone and Orchestra
Yuri Bashmet (viola/conductor) · Elena Revich (violin) · Igor Butman (saxophone) · Igor Raykhelson (piano) · Yuri Golubev (double bass) · Eduard Zizak (drums) · Moscow Soloists
Toccata Classics, 2007
Stravinsky / Prokofiev
***Grammy Award Winning Disc***
Stravinsky - Apollo
Stravinsky - Concerto in D
Prokofiev 20 Visions fugitives for piano Op 22
Moscow Soloists Onyx, 2007
Mozart - The Violin Concertos
Concerto for violin & orchestra No 2 in D major K211
Concerto for violin & orchestra No 1 in B flat major K207
Concerto for violin & orchestra No 5 in A major K219
Concerto for violin & orchestra No 4 in D major K218
Concerto for violin & orchestra No 3 in G major K216
Sinfonia concertante K364
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Sonata for violin, percussion & string orchestra Op 134
Sonata for viola & string orchestra p 147
Kremerata Baltica
Gidon Kremer, violin
Deutsche Grammophon, 2006
Shostakovich / Sviridov / Vainberg
Chamber Symphonies
Moscow Soloists
Onyx, 2005
Brahms · Schumann
Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor op. 25
Fantasiestücke op. 88
Gidon Kremer violin · Martha Argerich piano · Mischa Maisky cello
Deutsche Grammophon, 2004
Britten / Walton
Britten - Spring Symphony op 44
Walton - Concerto for viola & orchestra in A minor
Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, conductor
Revelation Records, 2004
Concerto grosso No 2
Viola Concerto
USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra
Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, conductor
Natalie Gutman, cello
Moscow Studio Archives, 2004
Sonata for violin & piano Op 134
Sonata for viola & piano Op 147
Oleg Kagan, Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Regis, 2003
Concertos for viola & cello
USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra
Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, conductor
Natalie Gutman, cello
Regis, 2003
Kancheli Styx · Gubaidulina Viola Concerto
Giya Kanchelie
Styx for viola, mixed choir and orchestra (1999)
Sofia Gubaidulina
Concerto for viola and orchestra (1996)
Yuri Bashmet (viola) · Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre · Valery Gergiev
Deutsche Grammophon, 2002
Sonata for cello & piano No 1 in E minor Op 38
Sonata for cello & piano No 2 in F Op 99
Trio in A minor Op 114
Christoph Eschenbach, piano
Natalie Gutman, cello
Classics Live, 2002
Sonata for viola & piano No 1 in F minor No 1 Op 120
Two Lieder Op 91
Piano Sonata No 3 in F minor Op 108
Vassily Lobanov, piano
Tomoko Masur, soprano
Oleg Kagan, violin
Classics Live, 2002
Concerto for piano & orchestra No 20 in D minor K466
Concerto for piano & orchestra No 25 in C K503
Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto
Yuri Bashmet, Alexandre Rabinovitch, conductors
Martha Argerich, Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Elatus, 2002
Young Apollo
Double Concerto in B minor
Two Portaits
Hallé Orchestra
Kent Nagano, conductor
Nikolai Lugansky, Lyn Fletcher, Dara De Cogan, Tim Pooley, Peter Worrall, Gidon Kremer
Erato, 2002
Kagan Edition, Volume 5
Beethoven - String Trios Op 9
Oleg Kagan, violin
Natalie Gutman, cello
Live Classics, 2001
Kagan Edition, Volume 6
Schubert - String Trio D581
Schubert - String Trio D471
Beethoven - Serenade Op 8
Oleg Kagan, violin
Natalie Gutman, cello
Live Classics, 2001
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