Violinist Vadim Repin to play at VPAC

Melanie Gaball

Classical violinist Vadim Repin will be performing at the Valley Performing Arts Center on April 5.

According to his website, Repin, who began playing the violin at age five, won his first gold medal at the Wieniawski Competition at the age of 11. In 1985 at the age of 16, he became the youngest artist to win first place at the Reine Elisabeth Concours, the most prestigious and competitive violin competition in the world.

Since then, Repin has performed with some of the greatest orchestras in the world including: the London Philharmonic Orchestra the Berlin Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Orchestre de Paris, the Philharmonia, the Royal Concertgebouw, the San Francisco Symphony, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and La Scala

He has collaborated with the likes of Valery Gergiev and Christian Thielemann, Riccardo Muti and Riccardo Chailly in recent years.

“Fiery passion with impeccable technique, poetry, and sensitivity are Repin’s trademarks,” according to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He also is known for his artistry and control.

He has many CDs that include prize-winning recordings. He has recorded some of the great Russian violin concertos by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Prokofiev.

He will be accompanied by Andrei Korobeinikov on piano at the VPAC.

The performance will take place in the Great Hall at 8 p.m.

Tickets range from $35 to $65 and are available for purchase online from the Valley Performing Arts Center website or by phone at 818-677-3000.