In January 2003 Yuri Bashmet, a prominent contemporary musician and an outstanding artist of our time, turned 50. It is thanks to his art that viola, earlier considered as a purely orchestral instrument, moved to the foreground of modern concert performance.
Yuri Bashmet was the first to play solo viola concerts in the worlds best concert halls. Theres hardly any renowned conductor, soloist or orchestra of the present that havent played with Yuri Bashmet at least once. Modern composers wrote especially for Bashmet or dedicated to him 50 viola concerts and other pieces.
The website bashmet.mdmbank.ru is opening on the anniversary of the great artist, and he will perform the Yuri Bashmets Dream Station concert in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire alongside with the worlds stars of the classic performance art.
The website features the full discography of the musician as well as information on the Soloists of Moscow orchestra and the Bashmet Fund.
The website was ordered by MDM Bank.
Release date: January 24 2003
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