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Vadim Repin who is often called the ‘Russian Paganini’ will perform in Minsk on October 5th

Russian Paganini will come

By Irina Svirskaya

Belarusian pianist, Rostislav Krimer, will again gather the stars of the world stage at the 9th International Yuri Bashmet Festival in Minsk. The programme, which will open on September 29th on the big stage of the Philharmonic Society, is still a secret, but one of the most event-trigger concerts has been already declared.

repin.pngVadim Repin who is often called the ‘Russian Paganini’ will perform in Minsk on October 5th.
Musical critics call him this, and the brilliant virtuoso is one of the top-five of the most demanded violinists of the world.

Vadim Repin will play on his Bonjour violin, made by the well-known Italian master, Guarneri del Gesu (1743), which, according to the experts, at times excels Stradivari violins on price. Just 140 Guarneri violins remain to this day.

When he was just 11 years old, Vadim Repin won the gold medal at the Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poland, and when he was 15, he performed in the famous Carnegie Hall in New York. The victory in the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition in Brussels, won by Repin when he was 17, made him the youngest winner in the history of this prestigious competition. Vadim Repin lives abroad and has dual citizenship: Russian and Belgian (a gift of the Belgian Queen), and comes home 2-3 times a year, and this time will give a concert in Belarus.

Vadim Repin’s performance in Minsk will be accompanied by the State Academic Symphony Orchestra and conducted by the People’s Artiste of Russia, Dmitry Liss, the main conductor of the Ural Academic Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the most well-known conductors of his generation. The tremendous symphony #3 by Rachmaninoff, which will also be performed at the concert, has not been performed in Minsk for many years.
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