Violinist Vadim Repin and Pianist Nikolaï Lugansky at the Kennedy Center
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With a voice that The New York Times describes as a "singularly thunderous baritone," Broadway leading man Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the NSO Pops for an evening of holiday favorites. Equally comfortable as a dancer and a singer, he's an in-demand presence on the Great White Way, with critically acclaimed performances in Man of La Mancha, Kiss Me Kate, Ragtime, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jelly's Last Jam, Sweeney Todd and, most recently, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. He's even had two cameo appearances on the hit TV show Glee, and last year released a CD of Broadway hits entitled Simply Broadway. Steven Reineke conducts the orchestra as Stokes puts his jazzy spin on all the holiday classics. Word on the street is that Jolly ol' St. Nick might even make an appearance at this show! Learn More
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<p> Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor
Stravinsky: Divertimento for Violin and Piano
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No.9 in A major (“Kreutzer”) </p> Vadim Repin (born Novosibirsk, Western Siberia, 31 August 1971) is a Russian violinist. In his youth Repin studied with Zakhar Bron and was revered throughout Russia as a child prodigy. At the age of 17, he became the youngest winner of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in Brussels, the world's premier violin competition.
Vadim Repin has played under such leading conductors as Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Pierre Boulez, Riccardo Chailly, Charles Dutoit, Michael Tilson Thomas, Valery Gergiev (with whom he made his United Kingdom debut at The Lichfield Festival in 1985), James Levine, Kurt Masur, Edo de Waart, Sir Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Riccardo Muti.
Repin specializes in Russian music and French repertoire, particularly the great Russian violin concertos, as well as 20th and 21st century and contemporary music. New music in his repertoire includes works by John Adams and Sofia Gubaidulina.
Repin has recorded violin concertos by Beethoven, Mozart, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Nikolai Myaskovsky. He has also recorded two CDs of violin and piano music with pianist Boris Berezovsky, and has recorded chamber music with pianists Martha Argerich and Mikhail Pletnev, violist Yuri Bashmet, and cellist Mischa Maisky.
The majority of Repin's recordings through 2005 were on the Erato label. However, in 2005, Repin appeared on Deutsche Grammophon (DG) on a disc of chamber music by Sergei Taneyev alongside Mikhail Pletnev, Ilya Gringolts, Nobuko Imai, and Lynn Harrell. In April 2006, Repin signed an exclusive recording contract with DG.
Until 2005, Vadim Repin played the Stradivarius "Ruby" violin, made in 1708 and previously played by Pablo de Sarasate, up until 2005. He currently plays the Guarneri del Gesù 1736 "von Szerdahely" violin. His preferred bows are by Nicolaus Kittel and Nicolas Maline.
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