Cellist Yuri Loevsky was born in 1939 in the city of Ovruch (Zhytomyr region, Ukrainian SSR). Graduated from the Leningrad State Conservatory. ON THE. Rimsky-Korsakov and postgraduate studies in cello with Mstislav Rostropovich. In 1964 he became a student of the All-Union Cello Competition.
Yuri Loevsky worked in the symphony orchestras of the Leningrad State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after S. M. Kirov (1966-1970) and the State Academic Bolshoi Theater (1970-1983), in the State Orchestra of Russia under the direction of Evgeny Svetlanov (1983-1996) and the symphony orchestra Mariinsky Theater under the direction of Valery Gergiev (1996-2002).
The musician is a member of many chamber ensembles – trios, quartets, as well as cello ensembles of the Bolshoi Theater, the State Orchestra, and at the moment – the cello ensemble of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia conducted by Vladimir Spivakov.
Yuri Loevsky made a series of recordings, including concertos for cello and orchestra by Schumann and Banshchikov, Six sonatas for cello and organ by Vivaldi. The musician’s solo repertoire includes the cello part in R. Strauss’s symphonic poem “Don Quixote”, a number of chamber compositions and concertos for cello and orchestra.
Yuri Loevsky is the concertmaster of the cello group of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia. Awarded the title “People’s Artist of Russia”.