Vadim Repin

Biography

Born: August 31, 1971; Novosibirsk, Russia  
Child prodigy, competition winner, major recording artist, and international star of the concert stage, Vadim Repin is clearly one of the leading violinists of his generation. He carries all the credentials of superstardom: he has played with world-class orchestras and major conductors like Levine, Rattle, Muti, Rostropovich, Chailly, and Dutoit and collaborated in recital with Kissin, Argerich, Pletnev, Berezovsky, Bashmet, and many others. Read more Moreover, he has recorded for major labels like DG, Erato, Philips, Warner Classics, and EuroArts, turning out consistently acclaimed performances in a variety of repertory from Mozart, Beethoven, Paganini, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky to Sibelius, Ravel, Prokofiev, Bartók, Shostakovich, and contemporaries like John Adams and Sofia Gubaidulina. Repin has achieved all this despite the view he is a straightforward player, a violinist who displays few, if any mannerisms in his style. Not that his technique isn't on display in concert; Repin is known as one of the finest players of bravura music of his time, as his performances and recordings of the Paganini Caprices and concertos by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and Bartók will attest.

Vadim Repin was born in Novosibirsk, Russia, on August 31, 1971. He began playing the violin at the age of five, and six months later gave his first public performance. He became a student of Zakhar Bron in Novosibirsk at seven. That same year Repin appeared with an orchestra, and two years later captured first prize at the Poznan-based Wieniawski Competition.

Repin vaulted to international prominence when he won the 1989 Queen Elizabeth Competition at the age of 17, making him the youngest winner of the event in history. By this time he had already given his major debuts in Japan and the U.K. (both 1987), and soon he relocated to the U.K.

Throughout the 1990s Repin toured Europe, Asia, and the Americas, appearing with major orchestras and giving high-profile recitals. Repin made nine recordings for Melodiya in the 1980s (his first when he was 14!), but his earliest recording to gain international attention was a 1990 disc of sonatas by J.S. Bach and Brahms, available now on MCA.

Following tours of Japan and Amsterdam in 1994-1995, Repin recorded the Prokofiev sonatas with pianist Berezovsky in 1995 for Erato. Over the next decade Erato would issue more than a half-dozen additional recordings by Repin. In 2005 Repin signed with Deutsche Grammophon, the label for whom he has since made most of his recordings. Read less

Biography

Born: August 31, 1971; Novosibirsk, Russia  
Child prodigy, competition winner, major recording artist, and international star of the concert stage, Vadim Repin is clearly one of the leading violinists of his generation. He carries all the credentials of superstardom: he has played with world-class orchestras and major conductors like Levine, Rattle, Muti, Rostropovich, Chailly, and Dutoit and collaborated in recital with Kissin, Argerich, Pletnev, Berezovsky, Bashmet, and many others. Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No.2 In B Flat Minor, Op.36 - Revised Version (1931) - 3. Allegro molto
Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No.2 In B Flat Minor, Op.36 - Revised Version (1931) - 3. Allegro molto
Rachmaninov: Trio élégiaque No.1 In G Minor For Piano, Violin And Cello
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - 1. Pezzo elegiaco (Moderato assai - Allegro giusto)
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - 2. (A) Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. I: L'istesso tempo
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. II: Più mosso
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. III: Allegro moderato
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. IV: L'istesso tempo
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. V: L'istesso tempo
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. VI: Tempo di valse
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. VII: Allegro moderato
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. VIII: Fuga (Allegro moderato)
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. IX: Andante flebile, ma non tanto
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. X: Tempo di mazurka
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - Var. XI: Moderato
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50 - 2. (B) Variazione finale e Coda (Allegretto risoluto e con fuoco -
1. Con moto
2. Ballada (Con moto)
3. Allegretto
4. Adagio
1. Lento doloroso - Poco allegro - Allegro vivace
2. Allegretto tranquillo
3. Allegro animato
Allegretto moderato
Allegro
Recitativo-Fantasia
Allegretto poco mosso
1. Pezzo elegiaco (Moderato assai - Allegro giusto)
2. (A) Tema con variazioni: Andante con moto
Var. I: L'istesso tempo
Var. II: Più mosso
Var. III: Allegro moderato
Var. IV: L'istesso tempo
Var. V: L'istesso tempo
Var. VI: Tempo di valse
Var. VII: Allegro moderato
Var. VIII: Fuga (Allegro moderato)
Var. IX: Andante flebile, ma non tanto
Var. X: Tempo di mazurka
Var. XI: Moderato
2. (B) Variazione finale e Coda (Allegretto risoluto e con fuoco -
1. Allegro non troppo
2. Adagio
3. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace - Poco più presto
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Vivace non troppo - Poco meno allegro - Tempo I
Beethoven: Violin Concerto In D, Op.61 - 1. Allegro ma non troppo
Beethoven: Violin Concerto In D, Op.61 - 2. Larghetto -
Beethoven: Violin Concerto In D, Op.61 - 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Beethoven: Sonata For Violin And Piano No.9 In A, Op.47 - "Kreutzer" - 1. Adagio sostenuto - Presto
Beethoven: Sonata For Violin And Piano No.9 In A, Op.47 - "Kreutzer" - 2. Andante con variazioni
Beethoven: Sonata For Violin And Piano No.9 In A, Op.47 - "Kreutzer" - 3. Finale (Presto)
1. Allegro moderato
2. Canzonetta (Andante)
3. Finale (Allegro vivacissimo)
1. Allegro
2. Adagio e molto cantabile
3. Allegro molto - Allegro scherzoso


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