I always wanted to keep some kind of "musical diary" in which I can share my memories and experiences with others.
Here you will find exciting stories from the life of a musician who is at home on the stages of the world. Maybe we'll meet live at a concert someday. I am always happy to meet music lovers, viola fans or simply interesting people!
27-28 August 2021
Was visiting my photographer Stephan Glathe in his studio. He is not just a talented photographer (please check his website to see his works, www.stephanlathe.com), he is also an excellent grill master. Looking forward for future work with him!
On the next day was visiting Esslingen. Played concert several years ago there but never had time to visit. What a good idea to see this lovely town.
17 September 2020
Wiener Konzerthaus with Beethoven, Widmann and Schubert program, as well encores from earlier Mozart quartets. Between rehearsals and concerts as always very important what to eat before concert. This time not just played together with Anne-Sophie Mutter, Ye-Eun Choi, Daniel Müller-Schott but had joinful "diet ': Wiener Schnitzel and Sacher Torte. Will miss it, but hope to be back soon.
We got wonderful review from Wiener Zeitung after our concert too:
"Most interesting of all is the observation of Vladimir Babeshko: .... warm sound, always in contact with the others. An ideal middleman between violin and cello. "
3 September 2020
Elbphilharmonie and first concerts of season 2020/21 perfomed with amazing Anne-Sophie Mutter, Ye-Eun Choi and Daniel Müller-Schott. What an unbelivable feeling and happiness to be on stage together celebrating Beethoven 250 anniversary. We played 2 concerts on this evening with different programs, with intermission when then (1.5 hours). New challenges and trying to keep fit and finding the best way to spend in long intermision beetwenn concerts. If someone have any ideas?
By the way we played as well Jörg Widmann String Quantett No. 6 (Study about Beethoven) and it was European premier as well. World premier was in Suntory Hall, Tokyo. I couldn't think about better start of season 2020/2021
16 July 2020
Yesterday was last concert of season 2019-2020 and even with public.
I don't want that this season stays in my memory as a season of some postponed and few canceled concerts, but rather remembering it as a season with wonderful concerts in Argentina, Peru, Columbia, China, USA, Japan and Europe as well.
I don't want that this summer will stay in my memory as a first summer when I will be not able to visit my family, but rather have an excitement of looking forward to hug my mom again in Europe in autumn.
I don't want to feel bad that I had a Covid-19 but rather being thankful that I had amazing friends who took excellent care about me during my Covid-19.
Dear Vladimir from future, who is reading this as a reminder in a few years here and probably smiling right now, please continue being happy and thankful everyday, as you are now.