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 Virtuosity, expressiveness, variety of timbre and masterly technique are the assets of an extraordinary artist – Vadim Repin. Born in Novosibirsk in 1971, he studied violin with Zakhar Bron. At the age of eleven, he won first prize in the Wieniawski Competition, at 14 he made his debuts in Tokyo, Munich, Berlin, Helsinki; at 15 in New York´s Carnegie Hall. At 16 he won the Tibor Varga competition, at 17 the youngest violinist ever to win first prize in Belgium's demanding Queen Elisabeth Competition. In 2010 he received a Victoire d'Honneur at the Victoires de la Musique awards and was created Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Yehudi Menuhin said of him: "Vadim Repin is the best and most perfect violinist". Vadim Repin performs on the greatest stages around the globe with the world's leading orchestras - the philharmonic orchestras of London, Los Angeles, Saint Petersburg, New York, Radio France, Monte Carlo and Israel; the symphony orchestras of Toronto, Chicago, Moscow, San Francisco, London and Tokyo's NHK; the Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse and the Concertgebouw. His conductors include Charles Dutoit, Riccardo Chailly, Yuri Temirkanov, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Mariss Jansons, Zubin Mehta, Myung-Whun Chung, Riccardo Muti, Kent Nagano, Seiji Ozawa, Andris Nelsons and Christian Thielemann. Chamber music partners include Martha Argerich, Gautier Capuçon, Cécilia Bartoli, Evgeny Kissin, Nikolaï Lugansky, Mischa Maisky and Lang Lang. In 2014 he founded the Trans-Siberian Arts Festival in Novosibirsk, of which he is artistic director. He and the Festival have commissioned numerous works for violin by among others Lera Auerbach, Sofia Gubaidulina and Benjamin Yussupov. The festival tours other Russian cities and Japan, Israel, Austria, the US and France. With prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova their “Pas De Deux for Fingers and Toes” has toured Korea, Japan, Italy and Hong Kong. He premiered James MacMillan's Violin Concerto which is dedicated to him; with the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra he premiered Mark-Anthony's double concerto Shadow Walker by Mark-Anthony Turnage alongside Daniel Hope. Arvo Pärt revised his work 'La Sindone' on his 85th birthday to include a violin solo specially composed for Vadim Repin. His recordings appear on Erato, Warner Classics and Deutsche Grammophon. Claudia Willke directed a documentary about him for Arte <<Vadim Repin, Magicien du Son>>. Deeply committed to music education, he has given masterclasses at the Salzburg Mozarteum and the China Conservatory, where as in Shanghai, he is an honorary professor, and has been on the juries of the London Donatella Flick Conducting Competition, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Competition and the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. 

“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.”

The Daily Telegraph

Concerto Repertoire


Auerbach De Profundis *

Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, G minor

Gubaidulina Concerto No. 3 (Dialogue: You & I) *

Macmillan Violin Concerto *

Paart La Sindone (revised)*

Prokofiev Concerto No. 1, D major, Opus 10 

Prokofiev Concerto No. 2, G Minor, Opus 63

Ravel Tzigane

Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1

Sibelius Violin Concerto

Turnage Shadow Walker *

Yussopov Voices of Violins *


* = Dedicated to Vadim Repin & World Premieres

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