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2004 – prize-winner of the Almaty International Pianists’ Competition.
2008 – prize-winner of the Rachmaninoff’s International Musical Competition (Los Angeles).
2008 – prize-winner of the Scriabin International Pianists’ Competition (Grosseto and Moscow).

Артём Абашев


Graduated from the Kazan Conservatoire as a pianist in 2007. In 2010, completed his postgraduate studies at the Conservatoire (class of Elfia Burnasheva).
As a guest soloist, he appeared with the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra, Tatarstan Symphonic Orchestra, Grosetto Symphonic Orchestra, and Tchaikovsky Symphonic Orchestra. As a conductor, he made his debut with the Tatarstan Symphonic Orchestra. In 2012, he was a director of the Junior Orchestra of the Kazan Conservatoire. He also appeared with the New Music Chamber Orchestra of the Modern Music Centre in Kazan. Since 2014, he has cooperated with the Kyklos Ensemble.

In season 2013-2014, he became a conductor of the Perm Opera.
In 2019-2022, he was the principal conductor of the Perm Opera as well as the artistic director and principal conductor of the Perm Opera Chamber Orchestra.
In season 2017-2018, he also became a guest conductor of the Ural Opera.

Since 2022 he has been a guest conductor of the Bolshoi Theatre.


At the Perm Opera, Artyom Abashev conducts Verdi’s La traviata, Puccini’s La Bohème, Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann, Borodin’s Prince Igor, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Shostakovich’s Orango and Hypothetically Murdered, Prokofiev’s Cinderella, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and Swan Lake, Adam’s Giselle, Minkus’s La bayadere, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Meyerbeer’s Les Patineurs, as well as Stravinsky’s Ballets, Balanchine’s Ballets, and Jerome Robbins’s Ballets.

He conducted concert performances of Weinberg’s The Passenger (2014), Poulenc’s Dialogues des carmélites (2016), Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos (2016), Prokofiev’s Love for Three Oranges (2018), and Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi (2019).

In season 2020-21, he was a musical director of the following productions of the Perm Opera: Mozart’s Don Jovanni, Prokofiev’s Love for Three Oranges, Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, Anyuta to music by Gavrilin, Chansons gaillardes to music by Poulenc, as well as Ballets to Music by Russian Composers. In 2021, he was the musical director and conductor of the Vasily Barkhatov’s production of Gounod’s Faust.

At the Ural Opera he conducts Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Adam’s Giselle, Hertel’s La Fille mal gardée, Paquita by Deldevez, Minkus, and Krasavin, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, Korolyov’s King’s Order, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer, Weinberg’s The Passenger, Glass’s Satyagraha, and Eötvös’s Three Sisters among others. In June 2019, he participated in the Ural Ballet tour to Vietnam.

As a conductor and pianist, he performed with the Perm Symphony Orchestra, participated in the Mariinsky Festival, CONTEXT. Diana Vishneva, and Les Étés de la Danse with the Prométhée Orchestra and the Joffrey Ballet. In 2018, he participated in the Perm Ballet tour to Dublin with Swan Lake and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.

He was nominated for the Golden Mask Theatre Award as a best conductor for Les Contes d’Hoffmann (2015), The Nutcracker (2018), La Bayadere and Scheherazade (2019), Don Giovanni and Love for Three Oranges (2021). In 2020, he became a member of the Golden Mask jury.

Photo by Olga Runyova