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Vadim Repin

  • Violinist

Biography

Vadim Repin has performed with the world’s greatest orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, NDR Hamburg, New York Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Philharmonia, Royal Concertgebouw, San Francisco Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and La Scala, working with leading conductors such as Ashkenazy, Boulez, Bychkov, Chailly, Chung, Conlon, Dutoit, Eschenbach, Fedoseyev, Gatti, Gergiev, Jansons, Neeme and Paavo Järvi, Krivine, Levine, Luisi, Marriner, Masur, Mehta, Muti, Nagano, Rattle, Rozhdestvensky, Temirkanov and Zinman.

Mr. Repin’s 2010-11 season includes engagements with the symphonies of Seattle, Chicago, and Cincinnati. He will give the North American premiere of MacMillan’s Violin Concerto with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra in Philadelphia and at Carnegie Hall in March 2011.

Mr. Repin has been a frequent guest at festivals such as Tanglewood, Ravinia, Rheingau, Gstaad, Verbier and the BBC Proms. Summer 2009 featured Mr. Repin in his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl in a performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto conducted by Leonard Slatkin, as well as an appearance at Tanglewood with the Beethoven Violin Concerto under Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. The 2009-10 season brought Vadim to orchestral engagements in North America with the National Symphony, New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Montreal Symphony, and Milwaukee Symphony, as well as three tours of Asia and the Pacific: Japan with the Malaysian Philharmonic under Claus Peter Flor; Australia with the London Philharmonic under Vladimir Jurowski; and back to Japan again with the Munich Philharmonic under Christian Thielemann.

Mr. Repin regularly collaborates with Nikolai Lugansky and Itamar Golan in recital, and his 2008-2009 season was marked by some twenty-five recitals, commencing with the Salzburg Festival and continuing in cities such as Vienna, Geneva, London, Brussels, Paris, Luxembourg, Milan, New York, Washington and Tokyo. Other highlights from that season included tours with the London Symphony Orchestra and Valery Gergiev--with visits to Italy, Germany, the United States and Japan; and collaborations with Christian Thielemann, Gustavo Dudamel and Jonathan Nott.

In January 2008, Vadim Repin performed Saint-Saëns’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in Beijing under Ozawa to mark the opening of the new National Performing Arts Center. In May 2008, he performed the Bruch Violin Concerto with the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle in Moscow on the occasion of Europe Day – a concert broadcast live throughout Europe. Later that month he performed in Tel Aviv, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel with the Israel Philharmonic and Riccardo Muti.

Vadim Repin’s prize-winning recordings include the great Russian violin concerti by Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky on Warner Classics. His first recording on the Deutsche Grammophon label features the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Vienna Philharmonic and Riccardo Muti, coupled with Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata with Martha Argerich, which received critical acclaim. Mr. Repin plays on the 1743 Bonjour violin by Guarneri del Gesù.