Born in Siberia in 1971, Vadim Repin started to play violin at the age of five and had his first stage performance six months later. At only eleven he won the gold medal in all age categories in the Wienawski Competition and gave his recital debuts in Moscow and St Petersburg.
In 1985 at fourteen he made his debuts in Tokyo, Munich, Berlin, Helsinki; a year later in Carnegie Hall. Two years later Vadim Repin was the youngest ever winner of the most prestigious and demanding violin competition in the world, the Queen Elizabeth Competition.
From Irkutsk at Lake Baikal to Novosibirsk, we follow the magnificent artist to the West, where Yehudi Menuhin once called him the 'most perfect violinist in the world' he ever heard.
Berliner Philharmoniker - Yuri Bashmet (viola) and Gidon Kremer (violin)
London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis
Verbier Festival 2010