Breaking: Bashmet is in hospital with Covid-19

The Russian viola virtuoso and conductor Yuri Bashmet has pulled out of a national tour with a youth orchestra and been taken to hospital with Covid.

Whether others around him were infected has not been disclosed.

Bashmet, 67, is on the verge of the high-risk group.

We wish him better.

He is the second Russian musical star to be hospitalised with Covid, after Anna Netrebko.

 

 

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  • In the viola world he is a Titanic figure. As a musician he partnered with the most respected instrumentalist, and many composers write for him…hope he can recover soon and well.

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