The Kennedy Center

Vadim Repin



Biography

Born in 1971 in Novosibirsk, Vadim Repin began playing the violin at the age of five and after only six months made his first public appearance. He studied in his hometown with Zakhar Bron. At the age of seven he gave his first performance with orchestra, at eleven, his St. Petersburg recital debut. His international breakthrough came in 1989, when Repin became the youngest-ever winner of the world's most prestigious and demanding violin competition, the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels.

Since then Vadim Repin has appeared with the world's greatest orchestras and conductors. He is also a frequent guest at festivals such as the Hollywood Bowl, Tanglewood, Ravinia, Rheingau, Verbier and the BBC Proms. His "Carte blanche" invitation to the Louvre in Paris resulted in a prize-winning live recording of music performed with colleagues including the gypsy violinist Roby Lakatos. His chamber-music partners have included Martha Argerich, Yuri Bashmet, Evgeny Kissin, Nikolai Lugansky, Mischa Maisky and Mikhail Pletnev.

The violinist has won numerous prizes including an Echo Award as "Instrumentalist of the Year 1999", the Diapason d'or, the Prix Caecilia and the Edison Award.

Vadim Repin performs on the 1736 "Von Szerdahely" violin made by Guarneri del Gesù.
Vadim Repin