Medvedev called Bashmet special musician

© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli in photovacation Yuri Bashmet. Archival photoMedvedev called Bashmet special musician© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli the image Bank

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev congratulated the artistic Director and chief conductor of the State Symphony orchestra «New Russia», people’s artist of the USSR Yuri Bashmet with the 65th anniversary and celebrated his brilliant play on the viola, reported on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers.

«You belong to the rare, very special musicians. And all that You do – if you are standing behind a conductor’s stand or play on the famous Italian master tool Paolo Testore, – You get brilliant,» — said in greeting.

According to Medvedev, Bashmet has won fame as one of the best violists in the world, was able to turn this unique instrument in solo.

«That’s for You, composed his works composers Alfred Schnittke and Rodion Shchedrin, Giya Kancheli and Sofia Gubaidulina. Every performance is always a big occasion. And the music You perform, as once told Romain Rolland, «like rain, drop by drop seeps into the heart and quickens it,» said the Prime Minister.