Violinist Vadim Repin and Pianist Nikolaï Lugansky at the Kennedy Center
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Maestro Christopher Eschenbach and the National Symphony Orchestra pay tribute to composer Richard Strauss with a performance of his 1888 tone poem Don Juan, as well as excerpts from the modernist operas, 1908's Elektra and 1905's hit Salome, based on Oscar Wilde's play. Making her NSO debut is Swedish soprano Iréne Theorin, who impressed critics and audiences alike with her roles in Wagner at the Met. Bass-baritone John Relyea's also appeared at the Met, along with the San Francisco, Seattle, Paris and Munich State Operas, among others. 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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