Report Performers with a bad attitude, not enough PR effort? in The Fingerboard Posted March 5, 2006 I went to a Tanglewood concert a few years back when they were playing Don Quixote with Yo-Yo Ma and Yuri Bashmet. Afterwards I thought I'd try to get Yuri Bashmet's autograph (since I'm a violist and had really admired his CDs). Yo-Yo Ma was extremely friendly to those coming to see him, but Mr. Bashmet rushed out the door and away, refusing to interact with anyone. It was disappointing, and I'm afraid my opinion of him soured a bit.