Vivacious viola

Updated: 2012-05-18 13:16

(China Daily)

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Viola master Yuri Bashmet will lead the Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra to perform In Shanghai and Beijing on May 23 and May 24 respectively.

The first performances of the Moscow Soloists were staged in 1992, at the Big Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and the Salle Pleyel in Paris, when Yuri Bashmet gathered Moscow State Conservatory's top graduates.

Since that time, it has given more than 1,700 concerts in more than 50 countries and performed in some of the world's most prestigious concert halls, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Musikverein in Vienna and Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

7:30 pm May 23. Shanghai Grand Theater, 300 People's Avenue, Shanghai. 021-6386-8686. 7:30 pm May 25. National Center for Performing Arts, Beijing. 010-6655-0000.

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