Yuri Bashmet gives $25,000 to Verbier Festival boss

Yuri Bashmet gives $25,000 to Verbier Festival boss


norman lebrecht

April 14, 2015

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.

martin engstroem


  • Verbier says:

    Do that mean we get some of our tourist tax back that pays for the festival??

  • Christian says:

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

  • Doug says:

    What do they call this again? “Logrolling”?