The 2008 Grammy-award winning Moscow Soloists and founder/artistic director Yuri Bashmet have given well over 1300 concerts in the past two decades, achieving world-wide recognition for its artistic excellence.
They have been met with passionate applause by audiences in over forty countries on five continents, having performed in some of the world’s most prestigious festivals and concert halls including: Carnegie Hall, New York; Musikverein, Vienna; Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Suntory Hall, Tokyo; Philharmonie, Berlin; The Royal Albert hall and the Barbican Centre, London; Tivoli, Copenhagen; Cite de la Musique, Paris and Accademia Santa Cecilia, Rome.
The first performances of the Moscow soloists took place on 19 May 1992 in the Big Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and on 21 May 1992 at the Salle Pleyel, Paris, when Yuri Bashmet gathered together the cream of the graduates from the Moscow State Conservatory.
2012 marks the 20th anniversary for the Moscow Soloists with Yuri Bashmet.
Over two hundred masterpieces of world classics and rarely performed works by composers of the past and present make up the repertoire of the Moscow Soloists. They will present for their anniversary tour, programmes featuring a number of best-loved works for which they have received widespread critical acclaim and which encapsulates the vivid nature and variety for which they have come to be known, showcasing the distinctive palette of colours, technical skill and scintillating interpretation of Yuri Bashmet and his celebrated ensemble. A little selection:
Schnittke-Bashmet Trio-sonata (soloist – Yury Bashmet)
Schubert Sonata Arpeggione (soloist – Yury Bashmet)
Schubert-Mahler Der Tod und Das Maidhen
STRAVINSKY Apollon Musagete
SCHNITTKE Triple concert “Na Troikh” for violin, viola and cello
SHOSTAKOVICH “The Thirteenth” for viola and strings (soloist – Yury Bashmet)
STRAVINSKY Concerto in D
BACH Brandenburg concerto # 6 (soloist – Yury Bashmet)
DENISOW Chamber music for viola, cembalo and strings (soloist – Yury Bashmet)
BACH Brandenburg concerto # 3
HINDEMITH Trauermusik for viola and strings (soloist – Yury Bashmet)
SCHOENBERG Verklarte Night