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Vadim Repin

  • Violinist

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Vadim Repin press reviews

"...Repin is one of the best we’ve got in the solo violin world. Like his great Russian predecessors, he can convey intensity and passion without forcing his tone – and there were some startlingly eloquent passages in the center of the first movement of the Violin Concerto (Brahms) that approached greatness. The inventive, quote-laden cadenza came from one of those Russians, Jascha Heifetz; the second movement sang soulfully yet without schmaltz; and Repin was aware of the value of surprise with some splendid thrusts in the finale..." —Los Angeles Times ". . . his finest playing on disc to date. His tone has always been sumptuous, but, taking his cue from Henrik Wahlgrens serene oboe solo in the adagio, he has never sounded more expressive. This is raptly beautiful playing and the Leipzigers rise to the no less important orchestral parts. In the outer movements, and the Double Concerto, with Truls Mørk´s eloquent cello, Chailly brings symphonic rigour and high drama to Brahms´s scores. It is hard to think of recent recordings of these great works that match the splendour of sound and musical insight here. Superb." —The Sunday Times, London “The solemnity of Vadim Repin's stance on the platform belies the warmly communicative, profoundly expressive interpretations that have become a trademark of one of today's most compelling musicians."