Yuri Abramovich Bashmet is a Russian conductor, violinist, and violist. He is a direct patrilineal descendant of Besht.
Born: January 24, 1953 (age 60), Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Education: Moscow Conservatory
Albums: Walton: Viola Concerto / Bruch: Violin & Viola Concerto (London Symphony Orchestra feat. viola: Yuri Bashmet), More
Movies: Martha Argerich: Live at Verbier Festival: 2007-2008, Valery Gergiev Conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Awards: Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
Nominations: Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra)