Yuri Bashmet, World renowned Russian Musician to tour the Seychelles in June 2010 to introduce to the islands his special repertoire offine classical music.
Mr. BASHMET, the most famous conductor and violist in
Russia, was born in 1953 and has become very well
known throughout the world. He started his conducting
activity in 1985 and has since gained a worldwide reputation
for being a bold contemporary artist not afraid of
In 1992 Mr. Bashmet began working with a new group,
Moscow Soloists, which he directs himself and which is
composed of musicians nominated by professors at the
Moscow Conservatoire as the cream of the new generation
of string players. The Moscow Soloists have already
been rapturously received in Moscow, Athens, Amsterdam,
Paris and at the BBC Promenade Concerts in London.
In a number of major concert halls, including La Scala in
Milan and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Mr Bashmet
has been the first violist ever to give a solo recital. He
has appeared on many occasions with Sviatoslav Richter
and has performed chamber music with many other leading
artists, including Natalia Gutman, the Borodin Quartet,
Gidon Kremer, Viktoria Mullova, Mstislav Rostropovich
and Maxim Vengerov.
Mr Bashmet has appeared with nearly all the world’s leading
orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal
Concertgebouw, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony,
Montreal Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic and
London’s Philharmonia Orchestra. The London Symphony
Orchestra presented a four-concert Yuri Bashmet festival
in 1993 at the Barbican. Bashmet was “International
Artist in Residence” for the 1998 Bath International Festival.
A Bashmet Tour of Seychelles is set to attract a considerable
number of his fans and also add a new cultural
dimension to our tourism industry. The provisional dates
for the tour are 14th June to 21st June.
The Seychelles Department of Culture in the Ministry of
Community Development, Youth, Sports and Culture has
said that they would like Mr Yuri Abramovic BASHMET and
his orchestra to perform in Seychelles to quench the thirst
of Seychellois classical music lovers and give them the
opportunity to experience the conducting power of this
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