III Moscow Christmas Classical Music Festival
Fiery passion with impeccable technique, poetry and sensitivity are Vadim Repin’s trademarks. Born in Novosibirsk in 1971, Vadim Repin started to play violin at the age of five and six months later had his first stage performance. At eleven he won the gold medal in all age categories in the Wienawski Competition and gave his recital debuts in Moscow and St Petersburg. In 1985 at 14 he made his debuts in Tokyo, Munich, Berlin, Helsinki; a year later in Carnegie Hall. Two years later Vadim Repin was the youngest ever winner of the most prestigious and demanding violin competition in the world, the Reine Elisabeth Concours.
Since then he has performed with world’s greatest orchestras: the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, San Francisco Symphony and many others. The musician has worked with leading conductors such as V. Ashkenazy, P. Boulez, R. Chailly, C. Dutoit, C. Eschenbach, V. Fedoseyev, D. Gatti, V. Gergiev, M. Jansons, N. and P. Järvi, G .Levine, K. Masur, Z. Mehta, R. Muti, K. Nagano, S. Ozawa, S. Rattle, G. Rozhdestvensky, Y. Temirkanov, etc. He regularly collaborates with Nikolai Lugansky and Itamar Golan in recital; other chamber music partners include Martha Argerich, Evgeny Kissin and Mischa Maisky.
Vadim Repin’s many CDs include prize-winning recordings of the great Russian violin concerti by Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky on Warner Classics. Also, he recorded the Beethoven Violin Concerto and with Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata, the Brahms Violin Concerto and the Brahms Double Concerto, the Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov trios. The record of works by Grieg, Janacek and César Franck won the 2011 BBC Music Award and the Edison Award. In February 2010 he was awarded the Victoire d’Honneur, France’s most prestigious musical award for a lifetime’s dedication to music, and in December 2010 he became Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres.