Saturday, July 2, 2011

A Crazy Night in Verbier

The concert on 31 July is shaping up to be an unforgettable night. To celebrate the fortieth birthday of the great violinist Vadim Repin, the talented Aleksey Igudesman has planned this evening with great care, imagination and a healthy dose of humour. On this crazy night, you will find yourself getting carried away by Repin and supporting artists such as Julian Rachlin and Roby Lakatos, the incredible gypsy violinist. And for the sceptics amongst you, you may well be surprised as the magic will even extend to the members of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, who promise to perform a few dance steps...

from Verbier Festival Newsletter 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

2011 Edison Classical Music Awards

The Edison Classical Music Awards are a collection of awards given annually to honor the best of the year's classical music recordings in eleven categories. The award is issued from Amsterdam, Netherlands. This year Vadim Repin and Nikolai Lugansky were the winners in the chamber music category for their Violin Sonatas album.
(The Official Site of the Edison Awards)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

2011 BBC Music Magazine Chamber Award to Repin and Lugansky

Violinist Vadim Repin and pianist Nikolai Lugansky won the Chamber Award for their dazzling performances of Sonatas by Janacek, Grieg and Franck, their first recording together.
 (The Official Website of BBC Music Magazine)

You can find details of and interviews with all the winners in the May issue of BBC Music Magazine. Plus you can hear extracts from the winning discs and watch the ceremony online here.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Vadim Repin Becomes Chevalier Of The French Order Of Arts And Letters


Novosibirsk-born violinist Vadim Repin, 39, has been made a Chevalier of the French Order of Arts and Letters.  The honour was conferred at the weekend following a recital in the Salle Pleyel, Paris, by Laurent Bayle, director-general of the Cité de la Musique, on behalf of the French Minister of Culture.    Bayle paid tribute to Repin’s unique sound, his dedication and artistry, and his fidelity to the high standards of musicianship set by two of his greatest mentors, Mstislav Rostropovich and Yehudi Menuhin, both members of the same distinguished French Order during their lifetimes.  Vadim Repin made his French debut at the age of 13, and has performed in France regularly for over a quarter of a century.   He started to play the violin at the age of five and six months later had his first stage performance. At eleven he won the gold medal in all age categories in the Wienawski Competition and gave his recital debuts in Moscow and St Petersburg. In 1985 at fourteen he made his debuts in Tokyo, Munich, Berlin, Helsinki;  a year later in Carnegie Hall.  Two years later Vadim Repin was the youngest ever winner of the most prestigious and demanding violin competition in the world, the Reine Elisabeth Concours.  Since then he has performed with all the world’s greatest orchestras and conductors.   Last season featured concerts with Muti in New York, with Thielemann in Tokyo, with Chailly in Leipzig, a tour of Australia with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski, and the unanimously acclaimed première of a violin concerto written for him by James MacMillan and performed with the London Symphony Orchestra and Valery Gergiev.   Earlier this year he was awarded the Victoire d’Honneur, the French recording industry’s most prestigious musical award for a lifetime’s dedication to music.

7 December 2010
(Press Release from the Interclassica Music Managemanet)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Violin Sonatas - Album website launched

The album website for "Violin Sonatas -Vadim Repin/Nikolai Lugansky" was launched, with detailed information about the CD: Notes, Track list, Music and Gallery.

http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/html/special/repin-lugansky/

     Photo from the album website (C) Harald Hoffmann

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Les Stars du Classique - Vadim Repin

A new compilation album, Les Stars du Classique - Vadim Repin, was released from Universal Music/Radio Classique on 20th September, 2010.
It is a series of 20 CD albums devoted to the 20 most iconic artists of our time in four disciplines: singing, violin, piano and conducting: Roberto Alagna, Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Renaud Capuçon, Natalie Dessay, Plácido Domingo, Angela Gheorghiu, Hélène Grimaud, Janine Jansen, Philippe Jaroussky, Nigel Kennedy, Magdalena Kozena, Lang Lang, Riccardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, Patricia Petibon, Simon Rattle, Vadim Repin and Rolando Villazón.
There were 7 tracks chosen for Repin's CD:
1. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, Op.35 (1st mov)
2. Taneyev: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 30 (2nd mov)
3. Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op.102 (3rd mov)
4. Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.9 in A, Op.47 - "Kreutzer" (3rd mov)
5. Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op.61 - (2nd mov)
6. Rachmaninov: Trio élégiaque No.1 in G minor for Piano, Violin and Cello
7. Miaskovsky: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.44 - (3rd mov)
More on Vadim Repin Discography

Sunday, August 22, 2010

New CD to be released

A new CD "Violin Sonatas - Repin, Lugansky" will be released by Deutsche Grammophon on 1st October, 2010.
Violin Sonatas - Repin, Lugansky
1. Janácek: Sonata for Violin and Piano
2. Grieg: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major, op.13
3. Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A
Vadim Repin, vn
Nikolai Lugansky, pf

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