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
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  • 1.
    Europakonzert: 25 DVD Anniversary Box (1991-2015) / Berliner Philharmoniker
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 26098 Release Date: 04/29/2016  
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Béla Bartók,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Hector Berlioz  ... 
    Performer:  Leonidas Kavakos,  Mikhail Pletnev,  Violeta Urmana,  Elke Wilm Schulte  ... 
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle,  Pierre Boulez,  Gustavo Dudamel,  Claudio Abbado  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Swedish Radio Choir,  Eric Ericson Chamber Choir
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  • 2.
    Brahms: Complete Orchestral Music / Chailly
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002405502 Release Date: 11/06/2015   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Leonidas Kavakos,  Péter Nagy,  Vadim Repin,  Truls Otterbech Mork  ... 
    Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
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    Shostakovich: Complete Symphonies & Concertos / Gergiev, Mariinsky
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 107551 Release Date: 04/28/2015   Number of Discs: 8
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
    Performer:  Daniil Trifonov,  Timur Martynov,  Denis Matsuev,  Veronika Dzhioeva  ... 
    Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra,  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Chorus
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    Shostakovich: Complete Symphonies & Concertos / Gergiev, Mariinsky [Blu-ray]
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 107552 Release Date: 04/28/2015   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
    Performer:  Daniil Trifonov,  Timur Martynov,  Denis Matsuev,  Veronika Dzhioeva  ... 
    Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra,  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Chorus
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    Europakonzert 2008 From Moscow [blu-ray]
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2056974 Release Date: 11/18/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Max Bruch,  Igor Stravinsky,  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Vadim Repin
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 6.
    Vadim Repin - Early Recordings
    Label: Melodiya   Catalog: 2121 Release Date: 03/25/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Eugčne Ysa˙e
    Performer:  Vadim Repin
    Conductor:  Arnold Katz
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  • 7.
    Lang Lang: The Romance of Rachmaninov
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002003702 Release Date: 03/18/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
    Performer:  Lang Lang,  Vadim Repin,  Mischa Maisky
    Conductor:  Valery Gergiev,  Yuri Temirkanov
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra,  St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Erato - 50 CD Collection
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 46441 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Tomaso Albinoni,  Giuseppe Tartini,  Georg Philipp Telemann,  Giuseppe Torelli  ... 
    Performer:  Maurice André,  Pierre Pierlot,  Paul Hongne,  Jacques Chambon  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Jean-François Paillard,  Frigyes Sándor,  Kent Nagano  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ens.,  Paillard Chamber Orchestra,  Vienna Soloists  ... 
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    Khrennikov: Violin Concertos, Piano Concertos / Vengerov, Kissin, Repin
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 9448 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Tikhon Khrennikov
    Performer:  Vadim Repin,  Evgeni Kissin,  Maxim Vengerov,  Tikhon Khrennikov
    Conductor:  Vladimir Fedoseyev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Radio Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra
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    Coming Home: Israel Philharmonic 75th Anniversary [blu-ray]
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2059094 Release Date: 10/30/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Frédéric Chopin,  Ernest Chausson  ... 
    Performer:  Julian Rachlin,  Vadim Repin,  Evgeni Kissin
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Israel Philharmonic Orchestra - Anniversary Edition
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2059458 Release Date: 10/30/2012   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Frédéric Chopin,  Ernest Chausson  ... 
    Performer:  Julian Rachlin,  Vadim Repin,  Evgeni Kissin,  Pinchas Zukerman  ... 
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta,  Leonard Bernstein
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Coming Home: Israel Philharmonic 75th Anniversary
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2059098 Release Date: 09/25/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Frédéric Chopin,  Ernest Chausson  ... 
    Performer:  Julian Rachlin,  Vadim Repin,  Evgeni Kissin
    Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 13.
    Lang Lang - Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001697972 Release Date: 07/24/2012   Number of Discs: 12
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Robert Schumann,  Franz Joseph Haydn  ... 
    Performer:  Lang Lang,  Guo-Ren Lang,  Wu Yuxia,  Chen Shasha  ... 
    Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim,  Valery Gergiev,  Long Yu,  Christoph Eschenbach  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  St. Petersburg Mariinsky Theater Orchestra,  Central Philharmonic Orchestra of China  ... 
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  • 14.
    Franck, Grieg, Janacek: Violin Sonatas / Vadim Repin, Nikolai Lugansky
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001517702 Release Date: 02/01/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Leos Janácek,  Edvard Grieg,  César Franck
    Performer:  Vadim Repin,  Nikolai Lugansky
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    Open Air - A Night With The Berliner Philharmoniker
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2051968 Release Date: 02/23/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Michael Ziehrer,  Henri Wieniawski,  Richard Wagner,  Yuzo Toyama  ... 
    Performer:  Vadim Repin
    Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 16.
    Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov: Piano Trios / Lang Lang, Repin, Maisky
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001350402 Release Date: 10/20/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Sergei Rachmaninov
    Performer:  Vadim Repin,  Lang Lang,  Mischa Maisky
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  • 17.
    Roby Lakatos With Musical Friends
    Label: Avanti Classic   Catalog: 10302 Release Date: 10/13/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Dave Brubeck,  Randy Brecker,  Marc Fosset,  Roby Lakatos  ... 
    Performer:  Roby Lakatos,  Stéphane Grappelli,  Randy Brecker,  Marc Fosset  ... 
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  • 18.
    Beethoven: Symphony No 7; Bruch, Stravinsky / Repin, Rattle
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2056978 Release Date: 08/25/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Max Bruch,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Igor Stravinsky
    Performer:  Vadim Repin
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 19.
    Brahms: Violin Concerto, Double Concerto / Repin, Mork
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001264802 Release Date: 03/17/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Vadim Repin,  Truls Otterbech Mork
    Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
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  • 20.
    Beethoven: Violin Concerto,
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 000966302 Release Date: 09/25/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Vadim Repin,  Martha Argerich
    Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 21.
    Taneyev: Chamber Music / Pletnev, Repin, Et Al
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 000449602 Release Date: 09/13/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Taneyev
    Performer:  Nobuko Imai,  Mikhail Pletnev,  Vadim Repin,  Ilya Gringolts  ... 
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  • 22.
    Strauss, Bartok, Stravinsky / Vadim Repin, Boris Berezovsky
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 85769 Release Date: 02/20/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Béla Bartók,  Igor Stravinsky,  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Vadim Repin,  Boris Berezovsky
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  • 23.
    Tutta Bravura / Vadim Repin, Alexander Markovich
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 25487 Release Date: 02/02/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Niccolň Paganini,  Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Manuel Ponce  ... 
    Performer:  Vadim Repin,  Alexander Markovich
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  • 24.
    Mozart: Violin Concertos 2, 3 & 5 / Repin, Menuhin, Et Al
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 21660 Release Date: 06/16/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Vadim Repin
    Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Chamber Orchestra
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