Yuri Bashmet has been nominated in the ‘Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)’

20 Dec 2009

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Yuri Bashmet has been nominated in the ‘Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)’ category for Deutsche Grammophon’s recording of Bartók’s 3 Concertos, (Pierre Boulez, conductor, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Yuri Bashmet, Gidon Kremer, Neil Percy, Tamara Stefanovich & Nigel Thomas; Berliner Philharmoniker & London Symphony Orchestra).

‘Yuri Bashmet, soloist in the viola concerto, is equally indispensable. Forget about the viola as the string family’s shrinking violet: Bashmet’s big round tone struts and swoons through a piece that might not be 100 per cent pure Bartók, but gives quite enough pleasure and intoxication of its own’. (The Times)