Dimitri Bashkirov will be featured in this week presentation of The Music Treasury. Bashkirov received distinguished awards while a student at the Moscow Conservatory, to be followed honors received in his career which includes concerti with internationally renown orchestras, chamber music, and solo recitals.
This week show airs between 19:00 and 21:00 PDT on its host station KZSU in the Bay Area, and can be heard concurrently streamed through the ‘Net: kzsu.stanford.edu.
Host Gary Lemco met and interviewed Mr. Bashkirov at the 1993 Gilmore Festival in Kalamazoo, MI and will recall a few of their remarks in the evening show.
Pianist Dimitri Bashkirov
A pianist and piano teacher, Mr. Bashkirov, studied in Tiblisi, Georgia with Anastasia Wirsaladze, and then at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with distinguished Russian pedagogue, Professor A. Alexander Goldenweiser. Bashkirov’s name has been known to the public since 1955, when he received the Grand Prix at the Marguerite Long Competition in Paris.
Following his Paris success, Mr. Bashkirov has played with numerous distinguished international orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Wiener Symphoniker, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, l’Orchestre de Paris and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig under conductors such as Sir John Barbirolli, Kurt Masur, Wolfgang Sawallisch, George Szell, Igor Markevitch, Evgueny Svetlanov, Kurt Sanderling, Zubin Mehta, Genady Rohzdestvensky, and Daniel Barenboim. He plays with the Borodin Quartet in Vienna, Dubrovnik, Helsinki, Toulouse, Bologna, Santander, Berlin Festivals, and Verbier Festival.
In additional to his career as a pianist, Mr. Bashkirov is a professor at the Moscow Conservatory, Titular Professor at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid, and a professor at the International Piano Foundation in Griante/Cadenabbia at Lake Como, Italy. He gives master-classes in the Paris Conservatoire Superior, Oberlin College (USA), John Gilmore Festival (USA), at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and in the Helsinki Sibelius Academy, in the Santander Festival, and in Vienna, Jerusalem, Budapest, Lisbon, Belgrade, Turku, Los Angeles, Stockholm and others. Among his pupils or pianists who attended his master-classes are Dmitri Nikolai Demidenko, Kirill Gerstein, Hélène Grimaud, Arcadi Volodos, and many others; they became prize-winners in numerous famous competitions. Mr. Bashkirov has been a member of the Jury in Leeds, Paris (Marguerite Long), Santander (P.O’Shea), Arthur Rubinstein (Tel Aviv), Cleveland, Clara Schumann (Düsseldorf), Enescu (Bucharest), Robert Schumann (Zwickau), F. Busoni (Bolzano), S. Rachmaninoff (Los Angeles), and others.
He was named Honorary People’s Artist of Russia in 1968 and a People’s Artist of the RSFSR (Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic) in 1990. He won the special Robert Schumann medal in Zwickau, as well as the Honorary Medal of the Autonomous University in Madrid.
Mr. Bashkirov records with the labels Erato, Melodiya, EMI, and Harmonia Mundi.
The Music Treasury Program, 8 July 2018
Schubert: Impromptu in G-flat Major, D. 899, No. 3
Brahms: Capriccio in B Minor, Op. 76, No. 2
Brahms: Intermezzo in B-flat Major, Op. 117, No. 1
Brahms: Piano Sonata No. 2 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 2
C.P.E. Bach: Concerto in C Minor, WQ 43, No. 4
Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 16 in A Minor, D. 845
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491
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