Violist Yuri Bashmet Hospitalized With COVID-19 Virus

Russian violist Yuri Bashmet and his wife, violinist Natalya Bashmet, have been admitted to a hospital in Moscow, due to the Coronavirus

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The 67–year–old is regarded as one of the world’s foremost violists, performing regularly with the world’s finest orchestras and conductors.

According to today’s Russian media both are in a stable condition, suffering from pneumonia-like symptoms.

Bashmet was scheduled to be conducting the All-Russia Youth Symphony Orchestra this week but has been replaced by Ecuadorean conductor, Freddie Cadena.