Yuri Bashmet gives $25,000 to Verbier Festival boss

Just to show they are more than Facebook friends, the Yuri Bashmet International Charitable Fund has awarded its 2014 Dmitry Shostakovich prize – $25k and a statuette – to the Verbier Festival founder, Martin Engstrom.

Past winners include Denis Matsuev, Yefim Bronfman, Maxim Vengerov and Evgeny Kissin.

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  • Eventually to accept a prize from a clear Putin’s vassal is a real shame for Verbier and his artistic director.

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