The Sulle vie del Prosecco festival is an event centred on its artistic director, violist Yuri Bashmet; an encounter between Yuri Bashmet and the hills that characterise Prosecco that generated this artistic event thanks to his great love of this land.
Yuri Bashmet holds a special place amongst today’s musicians, affirming the viola as a recognised soloist instrument for the first time ever. Composers throughout the world have embraced this phenomenon and, especially for Bashmet, have composed more than fifty new works for the viola.
At the end of August, Yuri Bashmet, along with the musicians in the extraordinary “Moscow Soloists” orchestra, will perform at 7 ephemeral concerts in enchanting sites, brimming with extraordinary emotional effects: The “Chiesa di Santi Martino e Rosa” in Conegliano, “Villa Lucheschi Valforte” in Colle Umberto, the “Chiesa di Santo Pietro e Paolo” in Valdobbiadene, the “Abbazia di Santa Maria” di Follina, “Da Ponte” Theatre in Vittorio Veneto, the “Chiesa di San Francesco” in Treviso, “Convento di San Francesco” in Conegliano.
Seven exceptionally artistic concerts, enriched by the participation of internationally acclaimed virtuosos: violinists Nikolaj Znaider, Nikita Borisoglebsky and Laura Bortolotto, pianist Ramin Bahrami, mandolin player Avi Avital who will perform with the bassoonist Paolo Carlini, cellist and composer Giovanni Sollima, flutist Massimo Mercelli… and at last, but not least, the “sand-artist” Anna Vidyaykina.
Doing the honours will be the “Città di Conegliano” chorus directed by Laura Fabbro with the appearance of 3 soloists: Diana Mian, Claudio Zancopè e Antonio Orsini.
Yuri Bashmet will perform as conductor and soloist on an exquisite cello made in 1758 by luthier Paolo Testore from Milan.