Repin News Archive


     1998 - 2008 (2009 -)


New CD to be released:

Johannes Brahms

Brahms CD

released from
Deutsche Grammophon

Vadim Repin has completed his second recording project for Deutsche Grammophon: Brahms Violin Concerto and the Double Concerto with Truls Mørk and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra under Riccardo Chailly.
To mark the end of the recording, they performed the same pieces in an open-air concert at Augustusplatz on September 6, 2008. The album will be released in November 2008 (Japan), and in January 2009 (Europe).

1) Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
2) Brahms: Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102

Release Dates:
Japan: November 26, 2008 (Universal Music UCCG1442) -HMV Japan
Europe: January 31, 2008 (Deutsche Grammophon 4777470)

2008 Berlin Philharmonic European Concert in Moscow

BPO European Concert 2008

BPO European Concert 2008

BPO European Concert 2008
BPO European Concert 2008
Captures from Medici TV

The European Concert of Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra was held in the great hall of Moscow Conservatory on May 1, 2008. This year's tour took place under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, and the soloist was the celebrated violinist Vadim Repin, performing the first concerto for violin and orchestra by Max Bruch.
The concert was broadcast direct through TV EURO ART and Telekanal Kultur.

2008 New Year's Concert in Beijing

The Egg in Beijing at daytime
photo: Xinhua
The Egg in Beijing at night
"The Egg" in Beijing,
designed by architect Paul Andreu
Photo from The Xinhuanet
On December 31 and January 1, Beijing's new performing arts center launches its first international concert, featuring the China National Symphony orchestra led by acclaimed Japanese director Seiji Ozawa, superstar Chinese pianist Lang Lang, luminary Soprano Kathleen Battle, and Russia's leading violinist Vadim Repin.

All the musicians were impressed by the new theater. "The eggshell is a phenomenal structure, especially the water outside. The atmosphere inside is very comfortable and the performers have close contact with audiences," says the violinist Repin. (China Daily)

Programme on the official site of the hall

Repin interviews on the Diapason and the Strad

Diapason, November 2007
No. 552

Strad, December 2007
Volume 118 No. 1412
Vadim Repin appeared on the cover of two major music magazines:

Diapason, November 2007 (left), and

the Strad, December 2007 (right).

He talks about his new CD from DG.


New CD to be released:


Beethoven CD

released from
Deutsche Grammophon

Vadim Repin, the Vienna Philharmonic and Riccardo Muti recorded Beethoven Concerto in the large hall of Musikverein in February, 2007. The new CD album combines the concerto with the Kreutzer Sonata with Martha Argerich.

1) Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
2) Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9, Op. 47 "Kreutzer"

Vadim Repin, violin
Martha Argerich, piano
Vienna Philharmonic/Ruccardo Muti

Album Website on DG (sound/video clips, gallery, insights)
Released in October, 2007 (CD DDD 477 6596 GH)

Gramophone Award to the Taneyev CD

Best Chamber Music CD of the Year

The winners of the 2006 Gramophone Awards - often called as the Oscars of the classical music world -- were announced on September 28th. Taneyev CD, with Vadim Repin, Ilya Gringolts, Nobuko Imai, Lynn Harrell and Mikhail Pletnev on Deutsche Grammophon, received the best chamber music award.

Gramophone page

10 CD Box Set released:

Vadim Repin - artist box

10 CD Box Set

released from
Warner Classics

Complete recordings of Repin at Warner/Erato label were released as a 10 CD box set from Warner Classics on June23, 2006.

Complete track lists of 10 CDs (Vadim Repin Discography)

Audio samples at the Warner Music Switzerland

Warner Classics Download Store

Warner Classics 2564-63263-2
Released on June 23, 2006

Repin signed a contract with Deutsche Grammophon

Vadim Repin has signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon, the record company announced.

"Making the Taneyev recording with all those superb musicians and Deutsche Grammophon's incredible team of producers and engineers was a wonderful for me," Repin said in a statement. "They made me feel like part of a close artistic family. So you can imagine what excitement I'm feeling now, what an honor it is for me to actually become a member of that family." (from Playbill Arts)

Vadim Repin Signs with Deutsche Grammophon (March 27, 2006)

Washington National Opera Golden Gala

Washington National Opera celebrated its golden anniversary with a gala concert at the Kennedy Center on March 19, 2006. The only artist recalled by the audience for a second bow didn't sing a note. He was Vadim Repin, the sensational violinist who, with Domingo conducting, turned in a truly bravura performance of Franz Waxman's 'Carmen' Fantasie. (from Baltimore Sun)

This gala had it all: glam, opera stars and Supremes

Midori/Repin Commissioning Project

Midori and violinist Vadim Repin have joined forces in a new initiative, the Midori/Repin Commissioning Project. Through Meet the Composerfs New Music, New Donors program, individual donors will commission four solo works, each four minutes in length, to be used by the violinists as encores and in personal appearances in a variety of contexts, including fundraising events, media promotion and educational outreach. Midori and Repin have chosen 8 composers whose work they admire, and the commissioning donors will be invited to choose among them. To date, the commissioners include Susan V. Carson, Kathleen Henschel, and Crystal Arts. Midori and Repin will start to perform these pieces in the 2006-07 season. (from Midori & Friends)

Midori & Friends - Midori

Music Made to Order for Venturesome Virtuosos (New York Times)

Arts Square Winter Festival in St. Petersburg

Arts Square in St. Petersburg
Arts Square in St. Petersburg
Photo from The St. Petersburg Times
A century after his birth, "Shostakovich and his time" is the theme of this year's Arts Square Winter Festival held in St. Petersburg from December 28, 2005 to January 7, 2006.
Musicians and singers set to appear at the festival include soprano Barbara Hendricks, baritone Dmitry Khvorostovsky, violinist Vadim Repin, conductor Vladimir Spivakov and his ensemble gMoscow Virtuosi.h Vadim Repin plays Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic under Yuri Temirkanov. (from The St. Petersburg Times and the Festival official site)

Art Square - International Winter Festival in St. Petersburg (Official website)


A Winter's Tale - article from The St. Petersburg Times

Carte Blanche in France

November 14 - December 10

Vadim Repin will tour France starting from Nancy on November 14 to Paris on December 10, a Carte Blanche with chamber music, recitals, and Orchestras, consisting of 11 concert with 4 different programmes. Players include Bruno Canino, Alexander Kniazev and Valery Gergiev, among others. See Concert Schedule.

Baalbeck Festival in Lebanon

with Vilnius Festival Orchestra

The Baalbeck International Festival is the oldest and most prestigious event in the Middle East. It takes place in the Roman Acropolis every summer. This year Vadim Repin gave a magnificient concert including Mozart A major Concerto, accompanied by the Vilnius Festival Orchestra.
playing Mozart in Baalbeck Festival, July 30, 2005
Steps of the Bacchus temple
photo from Daily Star

Mozart: Divertimento B major, KV 137
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5, A major, KV 219
Villa-Lobos: Bachiana-Brasileira NO. 9 for Strings
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, Op. 28

Vadim Repin, Vn/Dr
Vilnius Festival Orchestra
July 30, 2005

See a review and a larger photo at the The Daily Star.

Repin premieres Brewbaker's Violin Concerto

with Baltimore Symphony / Temirkanov

Music Center at Strathmore
The music Center at Strathmore
photo by James M. Thresher for Washington Post
Daniel Brewbaker has been commissioned to compose works by renowned conductors and orchestras of the world. Most recently a Violin Concerto will be premired by Vadim Repin on June 16th in Baltimore. This concerto was commissioned by Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for Vadim Repin in celebration of the opening of the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, MD.

Daniel Brewbaker: Violin Concerto
Vadim Repin, Vn
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra/Yuri Temirkanov
June 16, 17, 18, 2005

See details at the Concert Schedule of June 2005

The Children's Aid Society


New CD to be released:

Taneyev Quintet and Trio

Taneyev CD

released from
Deutsche Grammophon

A new CD of Taneyev chamber music will be released in May (in Japan) and in June (worldwide), 2005. Recorded in studio in 2003.

1) Taneyev: Piano Quintet in G minor op. 30
2) Taneyev: Piano Trio in D major op. 22

Vadim Repin, Ilya Gringolts, violin
Nobuko Imai, viola
Lynn Harrell, cello
Mikhail Pletnev, piano

Photos and Details on DG Site
Released on May 21, 2005 (in Japan, Universal Music UCCG1244)
June 30, 2005 (worldwide, DG 477 541-9)
Notice: Release date delayed until July, 2005

60th Anniversary Gala Concert of Philharmonia Orchestra

Vadim Repin will perform Beethoven Concerto in a concert celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Philharmonia Orchestra, the 25th Anniversary of the Patronage of HRH The Prince of Wales and the 20th Anniversary of Mr Vincent Meyer's Presidency of the Philharmonia Orchestra, which will be held at the Royal Festival Hall in London on Thursday, 27th January, 2005.

1. Ludwig Van Beethoven: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D, Op 61
2. Franz Schubert: Symphony No 9 in C, 'Great', D944

Concert information at the Philharmonia site

Review at the Telegraph

Repin plays in Athens for the Olympic Games

Herodes Atticus Theatre
Herodes Atticus Theatre
in Athens
Photo from Athens Guide
For the official inauguration by the CIO of the Olympic Games, Repin will play Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in Athens at the Herodes Atticus Theatre with the London Symphony Orchestra and Rostropovich.

Concert information at the LSO site

Cultural Events in Greece 2004

Hellenic Festival

Repin plays on Paganini's Violin

Paganiniana 2004 in Genova, May 2004

Paganini's violin
played on 31 May, 2004
Genova, the birthplace of Nicolo Paganini, is paying homage to Paganini with a series of events called "Paganiniana" every two years. Concerts with prestigious violinists and an international convention on the makings of string insruments, and other musical events are scheduled in October, with a preview in May. This year on 31 May, Repin will play the "Cannnone", famous Guarneri owned by Paganini in the recital with Golan at the Carlo Felice Opera House (Teatro Carlo Felice). Concert program (PDF)
Details at the official site of Genova
Paganiniana Commune Genova website
Paganiniana 2004

DVD released:

A Night Of Encores

DVD: A Night of Encores
A Night of Encores
recorded on June 23, 2002
released on March 1, 2004
The Waldbühne Concert in 2002 was released on March 1. Repin plays 6 pices here: Wieniawski Polonaise in D, Tchaikovsky Melody and Waltz-Scherzo, Kreisler Tambourin Chinois, Gadel-Williams Tango and Paganini Carnival of Venice.

Vadim Repin, violin
Marris Jansons, conductor
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Recorded in Berlin at the Waldbühne on June 23, 2002
Released on March 1, 2004
by Tdk UK Ltd
Run Time: 116 minutesm Region 0, PAL, Widescreen, ASIN: B0001F0X06

Moscow Easter Festival 2003
Playing Glazunov Concerto
at Moscow Easter Festival on May 9, 2003

Moscow Easter Festival 2003

The Russian Capital was hosting the Moscow Easter Festival from 5th to 12th May, 2003. Valery Gergiev has been invited to be the festival's artistic director, with the world-class soloists Vadim Repin, Olga Borodina and Anna Netrebko amongst others. Vadim Repin played Glazunov Violin Concerto with the Kirov Orchstra/Valery Gergiev at the Large Hall of Moscow Conservatory on 9th May.

Valery Gergiev & Vadim Repin recording wins Caecilia Award

April, 2003

"Tchaikovsky and Myaskovsky Violin Concertos" with Vadim Repin and Valery Gergiev, recorded live at Mikkeli Music Festival, has won Belgium's Caecilia Award. (details with interviews)

Tchaikovsky/Myaskovsky CD
Tchaikovsky/Myaskovsky Violin Concertos
released on November 4, 2002

New CD released:

Tchaikovsky/Myaskovsky Violin Concertos

A live recording of Repin/Kirov Orchestra/Gergiev in Finland this year is released on CD on November 4(France), 18(Germany), 20(other countries), 2002.

1) Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major
2) Myaskovsky: Violin Concerto in D minor

Vadim Repin, violin
Valery Gergiev, conductor
Kirov Orchestra, orchestra

Recorded at Mikkeli, Finland in July, 2002
Released on November 4, 2002
Philips (Universal Group)

Waltbuhne 2002
Playing Carnival of Venice
at Waldbühne on June 23, 2002

Concert with BPO at Waldbühne Berlin on TV (June 23-live & October 6-NHK)

Vadim Repin's debut with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Mariss Jansons, was a great success and was broadcast live throughout Europe on 3-SAT television on Sunday 23 June. The programme was entitled "World Encores" and Repin performed 7 pieces: Wieniawski Polonaise in D, Tchaikovsky Melody and Waltz-Scherzo, Piazolla Todo Buenos Aires, Kreisler Tambourin Chinois, Williams Tango and Paganini Carnival of Venice.

NHK broadcasts the programme in Japan on Sunday 6 October, 2002.

(changed from 20 October to 6 October)

DVD: Prokofiev VC1
Prokofiev Concerto in D
recorded in 1991
released on April 16, 2002

DVD released:

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto in D

A DVD featuring Vadim Repin's Prokofiev Concerto in D was released on April 16.

1) Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 "Classical"
2) Violin Concerto in D

Vadim Repin (2), violin
Evgeny Svetlanov, conductor
Russian Federation State Symphony Orchestra, orchestra

Recorded at the Alte Oper Frankfurt in 1991
Released on April 16, 2002

Dutch Royal Wedding
Eve-of-wedding concert in Concertgebouw
on February 1, 2002
- Special thanks to Corine -

Played tango at the eve of royal wedding concert in Holland:

Vadim Repin was invited to perform at the eve-of-wedding concert of Crown Prince Willem Alexander of the Netherlands and his bride, Maxima Zorreguieta. The concert, which was a private event for the wedding guests including royalty and heads of state from around the world, took place on 1st February in Amsterdam's historic Concertgebouw. Vadim Repin played a tango called "Por una cabeza" in honour of the Argentinian bride.

Lobby Recital in Tokyo on 16th, December (14:00-14:40)

A free concert to promote arts in community is held in the lobby of Daiichi Seimei Hall.

Violin: Vadim Repin
Piano: Itsuko Sakano

The official site of Vadim Repin launched:

The official site of Vadim repin has been launched.

You can see reviews, profile, agenda, recordings, repertoire, gallery and a message from Vadim Repin.

New CD and DVD released:

50 Years Anniversary of Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition

12 CD box set was released featuring Repin's Tchaikovsky Concerto when he won the prestigeous Elisabeth Competition in 1989.
You can see the details at the website of Cyprès Records.

900 minutes of emotion in music. In 50 years the Queen Elisabeth Competition of Belgium has been the vehicle for revealing immense talents. Listen to these young laureates in performances, most of which have not hitherto been released. (from the description on the box set)
'89 Elisabeth Competition CD
CD box set: CYP 9612
'89 Elisabeth Competition DVD
DVD: CYP 1101
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Ops. 35
(No. 11 of 12 CD set)

Vadim Repin, violin
Georges Octors, conductor
Belgian National Orchestra, orchestra
Recorded at Palais des Beaux-Arts
at finals on May 29, 1989.

CD (Cyprès 9612) released on May 1, 2001

A Queen's Competition

DVD (Cyprès 1101) released in 1999 Small video clips performing Laporte's Fantasia.

New CD released:

Strauss Bartók Stravinsky

A new CD with Boris Berezovsky was out. The contents below were recorded in Sion in July, 2000.

1) R. Strauss: Sonata in Eb major, Op. 18
2) Stravinsky: Divertiment (Arr. I. Stravinsky & S. Dushkin)
3) Bartók: romanian folkdances (Arr. Zoltan Székely)

Vadim Repin, violin
Boris Berezovsky, piano

Released on January 12, 2001
WPCS-10259, Erato 8573-85769-2

New CD released:

Historical Recordings: Khrennikov

A series of CDs were released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio. This CD was recorded live in 1988, with other soloists:

1) Violin concerto No. 1 in C major Op. 14
2) Piano concerto No. 2 in C major Op. 21
3) Violin concerto No. 2 in C major Op. 25
4) Piano concerto No. 3 in C major Op. 28

Vadim Repin (1), Maxim Vengerov (3)violin
Evgeny Kissin (2), Tikhon Khrennikov (4)piano
Vladimir Fedoseyev (1-4), director
Tchikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio (1-4), orchestra

Recorded live in 1988 Released in October, 2000
RELIEF CR 991058

New concert schedule announced

Updated general touring schedule was announced on July 19.
Please check the concert information page.

Repin appeared on the Strings Cover

The Strings, April 2000
Volume XIV, Number 7,
Issue 85
Vadim Repin appeared on the cover of the Strings magazine, April 2000, Issue 85.

Edith Eisler interviews this dazzling young player from Siberia, tracing his path from childhood accordion lessons to violin engagements around the world. (from All Things Strings)

You can read the full story here:
Cover Story: Vadim Repin - Citizen of the World.

- Thanks Tae and Corine for the information. -

Vadim Repin Highlights 2000 announced

Please check his concert highlights 2000 announced on February 4, 2000
and updated press quotes.

New CD released:

Lalo, Chausson, Ravel

A new CD with Kent Nagano and LSO was released at the end of September. The contents are:

1) Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole, Op. 21
2) Chausson: Poem, Op. 25
3) Ravel: Tzigane

Vadim Repin, violin
Kent Nagano, director
London Symphony Orchestra, orchestra

Released on September 29, 1999 in Japan and will be released on October 19 in US.
WPCS-10259, Erato 3984-27314-2

New CD released:

The serial five concerts at the atrium of the Louvre, January 4 to 11 this year, turned to be a great success. Here's a new CD released in March, from some of these concerts, consisting of French, Russian, Vienese and Gypsy music.

Vadim Repin Au Louvre

1) Debussy: Sonata for violin and piano in G-minor
2) Schubert: Grand Duo for violin and piano in A major D 574, Op. 152
3) Prokofiev: Sonata for two violins Op. 56 in C major
4) Ravel: "Blues" from Sonata for violin and piano
5) Dinicu/Lakatos: Hora di Mars

Vadim Repin, violin (1-5)
Boris Berezovsky, piano (1, 4)
Ralf Gothoni, piano (2)
Anton Barachovsky, violin (3)
Roby Lakatos and his ensemble (5):
   Roby Lakatos, violin 1
   László Bóni, violin 2
   Kálmán Cséki, piano
   Ernest Bangó, cimbalom and guitar
   Oszkár Néméth, bass

Released on March 27, 1999
Erato 3984-26411-2

New CD released:


1) Paganini (arr. Prihoda): Variations on the theme "Nel cor più non mi sento"
2) Tchaikovsky: Melody in E-flat
3) Bazzini: La Ronde des lutins (The Goblins' rondo)
4) Wieniawski: Polonaise brillante No.1 in D major Op. 4
5) Paganini (arr. Auer): Caprice No. 24
6) Paganini (ed. Francescatti): Introduction and Variations on "Dal tuo stellato soglio"
7) Wieniawski: Variations on an original theme Op. 15
8) Sarasate (ed. Francescatti): Zapateado Op. 23, No. 2
9) Ponce: Estrellita
10) Tchaikovsky: Waltz-Scherzo in C major Op. 34
11) Ernst: Der Erlkönig (arr. of Schubert's Erlkönig)

Vadim Repin, violin
Alexander Markovich, piano
Released on December 8, 1998
Erato 3984-25487-2

New CD released:

Delft Chamber Music Festival - Pettersson, Stravinsky, et al

1) Petterson: Two Elegies for violin and piano
2) Petterson: Romanza for violin and piano Moderato
3) Stravinsky: Three Pieces for String Quartet
4) Stravinsky: Divertimento for Violin and Piano
5) Schubert: Nocturne in E flat major, D 897/Opus 148

Vadim Repin  violin 5)
Isabelle van Keulen  violin 1)
Mihaela Martin  violin 3)
Katharine Gowers  violin 4)
Vera Beths  violin 4)
Leif Ove Andsnes  piano 5)
Enrico Pace  piano 1) and 3)
Jan-Erik Gustafsson  cello 5)
Vogler String Quartet  string quartet 2)
Released on October 20, 1998
Koch Classics - #316512

This page is written by A. Kose

[Home]  [Japanese Page]