Ksenia Bashmet

Ksenia   Bashmet   was   born   in   Moscow   in   1980.   Graduated   from   the Gnesins’   Specialised   Middle   School   of   Music   (class   of   Elena   Efrussi and     Tatiana     Zelikman)     and     the     Moscow     State     Tchaikovsky Conservatoire    (class    of    Professor    Lev    Naumov)    where    she    also completed      her      postgraduate      studies,      specialising      as      an accompanist   (class   of   Irina   Kirillova)   and   in   chamber   music   (class   of Tigran Alikhanov). Diploma-recipient    at    the    Virtuosi    2000    International    Festival    (St Petersburg,   1994),   prize-winner   at   the   I   International   Sergei   Taneyev Chamber   Ensembles’   Competition   (Kaluga,   2002),   prize-winner   at the     XVIII     International     Chamber     Ensembles’     Competition     in Caltanissetta   (Italy,   2003)   and   recipient   of   the   Triumph   youth   award (2004)   and   the   “Best   Accompanist”   (2010)   and   “Magnificent   Music Accompaniment”   special   prizes   at   the   International   Yuri   Bashmet Competition (2013). Has   appeared   at   the   international   festivals   Young   Stars   of   the   21st   Century   (Samara),   December   Evenings   of   Sviatoslav   Richter,   Moscow Autumn,    The    Return,    Ars    Longa    and    Vivacello    (Moscow)    as    well    as    at    festivals    in    Rolandseck    (Germany),    Tours    (France),    Verbier (Switzerland), Tanglewood (USA) and Elba (Italy). Regularly appears at Yuri Bashmet’s festivals in Yaroslavl, Sochi and Khabarovsk. Has   given   concerts   in   Japan,   the   USA,   Israel   and   Europe   at   venues   including   Tokyo   Opera   City   Concert   Hall,   Vienna’s   Musikverein,   the Beethoven   Hall   in   Bonn   and   the   Tonhalle   in   Zurich.   Has   performed   with   such   chamber   ensembles   asConcertino,   the   Moscow   Soloists   and New   Russia,   the   Russian   Chamber   Orchestra   of   London   and   the   Berlin   and   Hamburg   Chamber   Orchestras.   Has   appeared   with   Yuri Bashmet,   Saulius   Sondeckis,   Gidon   Kremer,   Natalia   Gutman,   Viktor   Tretyakov,   Alexander   Sladkovsky   and   Alexander   Knyazev.   Has   recorded two   discs   on   the   Quartz   label,   the   second   of   which   –   Michael   Nyman:   The   Piano   Collection   –   was   named   “Disc   of   the   Week”   by   Great Britain’s Classic FM magazine.
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