Over the last 30 years, he has been one of the best and most popular violinists of the world. Vadim Repin was born in Novosibirsk. At the age of 11, he won the gold medal at the Wienawski Competition and gave his recital debuts in Moscow and St Petersburg. At the age of 14, he made his debuts in Tokyo, Munich, Berlin, Helsinki, and a year later in New York at Carnegie Hall. At the age of 17, Vadim was the youngest ever winner the Concours Reine Elisabeth in Brussels. He performs at all significant concert venues in the world and works with such conductors as V. Ashkenazy, P. Boulez, R. Chailly, M. Chung, K. Dohnanyi, C. Dutoit, V. Fedoseyev, V. Gergiev, M. Jansons, V. Jurowski, Neeme and Paavo Järvi, E. Krivine, D. Levine, F. Luisi, N. Marriner, K. Masur, Z. Mehta, R. Muti, K. Nagano, S. Ozawa, S. Rattle, Y. Temirkanov, K. Thielemann; pianists M. Argerich, I. Golan, E. Kissin, A. Korobeinikov, Lang Lang, N. Lugansky, D. Matsuev, J. Thibaudet; cello players G. Capuçon, A. Knyazev, M. Maisky. Vadim Repin's many CDs include prize-winning recordings.
Mr. Repin is Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres; along with M. Rostropovich, M. Caballé, E. Kissin and A. Mutter he is the laureate of a prestigious French award Les Victoires de la Musique Classique.
Since 2014, he has been the Artistic Director of the Trans-Siberian Arts Festival in Novosibirsk. The festival for five years has significantly expanded its geography - concert programs were held in Krasnoyarsk, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Omsk, Tyumen, Tobolsk, St. Petersburg, Moscow, as well as in Israel, Belgium, the USA and Japan.
Vadim Repin plays the 1733 'Rode' violin by Stradivari.