234th Season

Maestro Yuri Bashmet (GRAMMY WINNER 2007 "Best Small Ensemble Performance - Best Conductor")

Conductor

Yuri Bashmet, perhaps, the most titled musician of our time. Its starry status, and also flawlessly manufactured style in everything (it does concern this of its "demonic" style in the clothing or the casting a spell behavior on the scene) make "sign" persona of Bawmeta- musician. No matter by what not dealt maestro It bashmet, all this in an instant becomes popular: he is founder the organizer of international fund and yearly prestige reward of the name Of D.D.Shostakovicha, only in Russia the international competition of viola players, the conductor of two most widely known orchestras, who leads telecasts "The station of mechty"i even author of the book!
Conductor Yuri Bashmet he became almost randomly: once at the festival in France for it it was necessary to replace Valerie gergiyeva, after which the idea about the creation of its association arrived. After beginning in 1985 its dirizherskuyu activity, It bashmet and in this line of business confirmed its reputation of audacious contemporary artist, noted for the refinement of performance and by the unusualness of interpretation mainstream of classical music. From June 2002 Yuri Bashmet - artistic leader and chief conductor of state symphonic orchestra "new Russia". The style of maestro, with the external softness of gesture, is characterized by a strict manner of conducting music, in which there is nothing deliberately- theatrical, but which unconditionally follow soloists and orchestra musicians, demonstrating the authentic musical professionalism, which forces even the inexperienced in the musical skill listeners more deeply and more thinly penetrating the essence of music.

Mariinsky Theatre:
1 Theatre Square
St. Petersburg
Mariinsky-2 (New Theatre):
34 Dekabristov Street
St. Petersburg
Mariinsky Concert Hall:
20 Pisareva street
St. Petersburg