From Russia With Love Yuri Bashmet and the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Russia


12 Sep 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:35 PM




“…without doubt, one of the world's greatest living musicians.”

The Times (UK) on Yuri Bashmet

“Tatiana Samouil celebrates music with incredible intensity and virtuosity.”

La Libre (Belgium) on Tatiana Samouil

"Most captivating... she played as if she was telling stories."

2018 Menuhin Competition Jury on Chloe Chua

Youth Symphony Orchestra of Russia

Yuri Bashmet, conductor

Tatiana Samouil, violin

Chloe Chua, violin

Kuzma Bodrov | Journey Through the Orchestra (Asian Premiere)

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky | Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35

Antonio Vivaldi | Concerto for 2 Violins in A Minor, Op. 522

Dmitri Shostakovich | Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47

The Youth Symphony Orchestra of Russia led by the eminent violist and conductor Yuri Bashmet comes to Singapore in its debut Asian tour!

Formed in 2012, the Orchestra has performed throughout Russia including the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, and at the concert halls of Berlin, Brussels, Geneva and Vienna to critical acclaim. With 90 young musicians handpicked from auditions held in cities across Russia, the Orchestra is set to thrill audiences with its heart-stirring performance.  

The special moments worth coming for:   


Hear the ‘strong-willed, passionate and inspired playing’ (Kultura) of Tatiana Samouil who embodies the best traditions of the Russian violin school. 

See the poise, confidence, and musical maturity of our very own Chloe Chua beyond her tender 11 years as she shares the stage with Tatiana in Vivaldi’s double violin concerto – her first orchestral performance after her stunning win at the 2018 Menuhin Competition.

Be the first in Asia to experience Journey Through the Orchestra and enjoy this wondrous epic work full of charm and surprise by the Kyrgyzstan-born composer Kuzma Bodrov.

Feel the emotion, meditation, humour and grandeur of the most beloved works by the two greats of Russian classical music: Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich. 

Meet the remarkable future makers of classical music from Russia and Singapore in a celebration of 50 years of friendship between both countries.


Produced by

CultureLink Singapore

Russian Concert Agency

Tour partners


Ministry of Culture Russian Federation

Foundation Presidential Grants

Supported by

NUS Centre For the Arts

In conjunction with

NUS Arts Festival 2018

This programme is eligible for the Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy.

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