Vadim Repin – Nikolai Lugansky Recital from Champs-Elysée – March 22, 2013 – Radio France Musique –
Russian-Belgian violinist Vadim Repin along with Russian Pianist Nikolai Lugansky in recital from Champs-Elysée in Paris, recorded on March 22, 2013 by Radio France Musique.
A nicely balanced concert featuring the following:
♫ Serge Prokofiev
Sonata N ° 1 in F minor Op.80 (1938-46)
♫ Béla Bartók
Rhapsodie N ° 1 BB94a, SZ.86 (1928,1929)
♫ Johannes Brahms
Sonata N ° 3 in D minor Op. 108 (1886, 1888)
in bis n ° 1,
Sonata for violin and piano n ° 2 in G major op 13 Allegretto Tranquillo
in bis 2,
Vadim Repin has played under such leading conductors as Simon Rattle, Valery Gergiev, Mariss Jansons, and Yehudi Menuhin. He has also played with Pierre Boulez, Riccardo Chailly, Charles Dutoit, Michael Tilson Thomas (with whom he made his United Kingdom debut at The Lichfield Festival in 1985), James Levine, Kurt Masur, Edo de Waart, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mstislav Rostropovich, Myung-whun Chung and Riccardo Muti.
Repin has performed with the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra. He regularly collaborates with Nikolai Lugansky and Itamar Golan in recital; other chamber music partners include Martha Argerich, Evgeny Kissin, Lang Lang and Mischa Maisky.
Vadim Repin has been a frequent guest at festivals such as the BBC Proms, Tanglewood, Gstaad and Verbier. In 2010 he played the premiere of James MacMillan Violin Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra under Gergiev which was dedicated to him.
Nikolai Lugansky is a pianist who combines elegance and grace with powerful virtuosity, a true incarnation of the Russian tradition on the international classical stage. Recognised as a master of Russian and late romantic repertoire, Lugansky is renowned for his interpretations of Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Chopin and Debussy. He has received numerous awards for recordings and artistic merit.
He regularly works with top level conductors such as Yuri Temirkanov, Kent Nagano, Charles Dutoit, Mikhail Pletnev, Gianandrea Noseda and Vladimir Jurowski. Concerto highlights for the 2019/20 season include performances with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra in London, National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C., Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, National Orchestra of Belgium and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.
A regular recitalist the world over, during this season Lugansky appears at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wiener Konzerthaus, the Tonhalle in Zurich, Moscow’s Zaryadye, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris and Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon. Lugansky also performs a series of American recitals, including a performance in Chicago, as well as numerous performances in Russia. Lugansky regularly performs at the La Roque-d’Anthéron Festival in France, with the last season marking the 23rd consecutive year of appearance.
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