Artyom Abashev graduated from the Kazan Conservatoire as a pianist in 2007. In 2010, he completed his postgraduate studies at the Conservatoire. While a student, he was a recipient of the Richter Scholarship of the Rostropovich Foundation.
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 2021, 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 season 2019/20, he became the principal conductor of the Perm Opera as well as the artistic director and principal conductor of the Perm Opera Chamber Orchestra. As an assistant to Teodor Currentzis, he contributed to the following projects: Purcellís Indian Queen (2013), Schubert ó Zenderís Winterreise (2014), Kurlyandskyís Nosferatu (2014), —(h)oeurs at the Diaghilev Festival (2014), Mahlerís 1st Symphony (Salzburg, 2017) and Mozartís La clemenza di Tito (Salzburg, 2017). In 2018, he conducted La clemenza di Tito himself in Amsterdam. At the Perm Opera, he conducts Verdiís La traviata, Pucciniís La Bohème, Offenbachís Les contes díHoffmann, Borodinís Prince Igor, Tchaikovskyís Eugene Onegin, Shostakovichís Orango and Hypothetically Murdered, Prokofievís Cinderella, Tchaikovskyís Nutcracker and Swan Lake, Adamís Giselle, Minkusís La bayadere, Rimsky-Korsakoví Scheherazade, Meyerbeerís Les Patineurs, as well as Stravinskyís Ballets, Balanchineís Ballets, and Jerome Robbinsís Ballets. He conducted concert performances of Weinbergís Passenger (2014), Poulencís Dialogues des carmélites (2016), Straussís Ariadne auf Naxos (2016), Prokofievís Love for Three Oranges (2018), and Pucciniís Gianni Schicchi (2019). 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. In season 2020/21, he was a musical director of the following productions of the Perm Opera: Mozartís Don Jovanni, Prokofievís Love for Three Oranges, Tchaikovskyís 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 Barkhatovís production of Gounodís Faust.
In season 2017/2018, he also became a guest conductor of the Ural Opera where he conducts Tchaikovskyís Swan Lake, Adamís Giselle, Hertelís La Fille mal gardée, Paquita by Deldevez, Minkus, and Krasavin, Prokofievís Romeo and Juliet, Korolyovís Kingís Order, Mozartís Die Zauberflöte, Wagnerís Der fliegende Holländer, Weinbergís Passenger, Glassís Satyagraha, and Eötvösís Three Sisters among others. In June 2019, he participated in the Ural Ballet tour to Vietnam.