Bashmet Yuri Abramovich (born 1953) is a violinist and violist, artistic Director and principal conductor of the State Symphony orchestra "New Russia", teacher, public figure. People's artist of the USSR (1991). Laureate of the state prize of the USSR (1986) and four state prizes of the Russian Federation (1993, 1995, 2000, 2013).

  Bashmet created the chamber orchestra "Soloists of Moscow", which tours around the world. It was "soloists of Moscow" that managed to get the prestigious Grammy award. He organized and headed the "experimental Department of the viola". He teaches at the Moscow Conservatory. Conducts master classes in various cities of Russia and abroad. In parallel with the management activities he is engaged in a solo career, participates in chamber programs. Artistic Director of the festival "December evening". 
   His artistry has been recognized in various awards and regalia in Russia and abroad.  Yuri Bashmet - honorary Academician of the London Academy of arts.

Moscow conservatory

Yuri Bashmet and ensemble

"Soloists of Moscow"

Y. Bashmet and State Symphony

orchestra "New Russia"