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BIOGRAPHY

Fiery passion with impeccable technique, poetry and sensitivity are Vadim Repin’s trademarks.

Born in Siberia in 1971, Vadim Repin was eleven when he won the gold medal in all age categories in the Wienawski Competition and gave his recital debuts in Moscow and St Petersburg.  At 14 he made his debuts in Tokyo, Munich, Berlin, Helsinki;  a year later in Carnegie Hall.  At 17 he was the youngest ever winner of the Reine Elisabeth Concours.

 

Since then he has performed with all the world’s greatest orchestras and conductors.  Among the highlights of his career in the past few seasons have been tours with the London Symphony Orchestra and Valery Gergiev, the NHK Orchestra and Dutoit;  a tour of Australia with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski, and acclaimed premières in London, Philadelphia, New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Salle Pleyel in Paris and Amsterdam's Concertgebouw of the violin concerto written for him by James MacMillan, culminating in a BBC Prom at the sold out  Royal Albert Hall.

 

Vadim Repin recorded the great Russian violin concerti by Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky on Warner Classics.  For Deutsche Grammophon he recorded the Beethoven Violin Concerto, the Brahms Violin Concerto and Double Concerto (Truls Mørk, cello) with the Gewandhaus Orchester, the Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov trios with Mischa Maisky and Lang Lang (which won the Echo Classic) and works by Grieg, Janacek and César Franck with Nikolai Lugansky, which won the 2011 BBC Music Award.

 

In 2010 he received the Victoire d’Honneur, France’s most prestigious musical award for a lifetime’s dedication to music, and became Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres.   Following master classes and concerts in Beijing in December 2014 he was awarded an honorary professorship of the Central Conservatory of Music, and in 2015 an honorary professorship of the Shanghai Conservatory.

 

Highlights of the last season included concerts in Hong Kong and Beijing, a European tour with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande under Neeme Jarvi, and concerts in Vienna with Kent Nagano and Lionel Bringuier.  In April 2014 Vadim Repin as Artistic Director presented the first Trans-Siberian Festival of the Arts in Novosibirsk's magnificent new concert hall, featuring a new commission, 'Voices of Violin' by Benjamin Yussupov, and a joint appearance by Vadim Repin and prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova.  The Festival was enthusiastically received and was repeated and extended in the spring of 2015, this time featuring a specially commissioned violin concerto, ‘De Profundis’, by Lera Auerbach.

 

Last season began with concerts in Vilnius, Prague, Vienna, Paris and Ankara and a Vadim Repin Festival in Tokyo in November with chamber music and orchestral concerts.   Performances in the United States were followed by concerts with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Vladimir Ashkenazy in London and Cardiff, the German première of the Yussupov concerto in the Berlin Philharmonie, and a return to Japan for concerts with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the Tchaikovsky centenary.  This season began with concerts in Yerevan, Barcelona and Madrid and a tour of European capitals with the Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, and will culminate with a ‘Transsiberia goes to Tel Aviv’ project.

 

Vadim Repin plays on the 1733 'Rode' violin by Stradivari.

 

DISCOGRAPHY

Violin Sonatas

Leoš Janáček Sonata for Violin and Piano

Edvard Grieg Sonata for Violin and Piano No 2 in G major op 13

César Franck Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major

 

Vadim Repin, violin

Nikolai Lugansky, piano

 

Recording:  Teldex Studios, Berlin, July 2010

Deutsche Grammophon

00289 477 8794 (2010)

 

Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov Piano Trios

Rachmaninov Trio élégiaque No 1 in g minor

Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in a minor

Lang Lang, piano

Vadim Repin, violin

Mischa Maisky, cello

 

Recording:  Theater Itzehoe, August 2009

Deutsche Grammophon

00289 477 8099 (2009)

 

Brahms

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, op 77

Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra in A minor, op 102

Gewandhausorchester, Riccardo Chailly

Vadim Repin, violin

Truls Mørk, cello

 

Recording: Gewandhaus Leipzig, August 2008

Deutsche Grammophon

00289 477 7470 (2008)

 

Bruch

Violin Concerto No 1

Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle

 

DVD recorded live at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire Moscow 1 May 2008

Medici Arts

GLN 4260051250021

CALENDAR

January 2018

February 2018

December 2017

March 2018

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PRESS

in Berlin

Seine Mitteilung ist die reine Musik. Der Geiger Vadim Repin aus Nowosibirsk gehört zu den Glücksfällen der russischen Oistrach-Nachfolge, und wenn er das Violinkonzert von Beethoven spielt, steht die Kommunikation mit dem Orchester obenan. Die Interpretation ist ganz Klassik, Beethoven als genuiner Instrumentalkomponist, selbst wo Repins Violine singt. Mit subtiler Höhe und feinster Gliederung leuchtet seine Interpretation von innen, weil dieser Musiker den seltenen Typ des glanzvoll dienenden Virtuosen vertritt. Er hat keine dynamischen Manierismen nötig. Auch als der Beifall brandet, will der Ernst aus seinem Gesicht nicht weichen.

 

in New York

It was not a robotic cadenza, but a work of personal energy, emotion, vying with the large orchestra, exploding with rhythmic sforzandi. We were breathless, Mr. Repin seemed perfectly cool. More than a tour de force, this was a celebration of violin playing itself.

 

in Luxembourg

La sonorité qu’il donne à son violon est magistrale. C’est clair, chaud et cela touche profondément. Les vibratos sont placés juste là où il faut, ni trop, ni trop peu. C’est varié, brillant, idéal. C’est de la grande musique.

 

in London

Repin’s and Lugansky’s subtlety of expression is a major factor in making this so outstanding, so ravishing and so spine-tingling. Both musicians give of their utmost and, when the musicians in question are Repin and Lugansky, that makes for something exceptional.

 

in Munich

Repin brillierte mit dem Ensemble nicht nur bei Mendelssohn, sondern auch im dritten Violinkonzert von Mozart, G-Dur, KV 216. Dort hatte man die Wahl, den himmlischen Klang seiner Guarneri del Gesù von 1736 zu bewundern, seine Sensibilität oder seine Virtuosität bei Mozarts Überraschungen im launischen Rondeau.

 

in Osaka

Repin spielt mit substanzreichem Ton, brilliert mit der höllisch ausufernden Heifetz-Kadenz und gibt im langsamen Satz den süßstofffreien Erzähler.

VIOLINS

Currently Stradivari 1733 'Rode'

 

2013-2015

Guarneri del Gesù 'Lafont'

 

2010-2013

Guarneri del Gesù 1743 “Bonjour”

 

2002-2009

Guarneri del Gesù 1736 "von Szerdahely"

 

2005

Guarneri del Gesù 1742 “Il Cannone ex Paganini” on loan from the Municipal Palace of Genoa for a recital in the city

 

1996-2005

Stradivari 1708 "Ruby" on loan from the Stradivarius Society of Chicago

 

1996

Guarneri del Gesù 1737 "Isaac Stern ex-Panette", a three month loan from David Fulton for a recording of the Ravel & Medtner violin sonatas

 

1984-1989

Stradivari 1720 "ex-Wieniawski" on loan from the Russian State collection

 

1982-1984

a unique Stradivari three-quarter size violin on loan from the Russian State collection

REPRESENTATION

General Management

Eleanor Hope

Interclassica Music Management GmbH

Schönburgstrasse 4

A-1040 Vienna

Telephone +43 1 585 3980 e-mail EleanorHope@interclassica.com

www.interclassica.com

Belgium & Luxembourg

Luc van Loocke

Concerts Weinstadt

Populierenlaan 3/26

B-2020 Antwerp

www.concerts-weinstadt.com

Finland

Aino Turtiainen-Visala

Fazer Artists' Management Inc.

Nervanderinkatu 5 E 46

FI - 00100 Helsinki

France

Vony Sarfati & Marina Bower

Productions Internationales Albert Sarfati

21, rue Le Peletier

F-75009 Paris

Italy

Luisa Panarello

Resia srl

Via Gioberti 1

I-20123 Milano

Japan

Yuji Arai

Amati Inc

1-14-5-S201 Akasaka

Minato-ku

Tokyo 107-0052

Netherlands

PO Box 94359

1090 GJ  Amsterdam

Netherlands

Spain

Carmen Soler

Soler, Lluís & Porta Artists, S.L

Moià n. 1 , 2ª Planta

E-08006 Barcelona

www.solerlluisportaartists.com

USA and Canada

Douglas Sheldon  & Gabriella Campos

Columbia Artists Management, LLC

1790 Broadway

New York, NY 10019

IMPRESSUM

2011-2014 © Vadim Repin

 

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Chausson Poeme Vadim Repin, Violin Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Zubin Mehta, conductor

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