Siberian-born Vadim Repin won the Wienawski Competition’s gold medal and gave debuts in Moscow and St Petersburg at age 11, followed by Tokyo, Munich, Berlin, Helsinki and Carnegie Hall. At only 17 he was the youngest ever winner of the Reine Elisabeth Concours. Since then he has performed with the world’s greatest orchestras and conductors. Among the highlights of his career in the past few seasons have been tours with the London Symphony Orchestra and Valery Gergiev, the NHK Orchestra and Dutoit; a tour of Australia with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski, and acclaimed premières in London, Philadelphia, New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Salle Pleyel in Paris and Amsterdam's Concertgebouw of the violin concerto written for him by Sir James MacMillan, culminating in a BBC Prom at the Royal Albert Hall. Vadim Repin recorded concerti by Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky on Warner Classics, Beethoven and Brahms on Deutsche Grammophon, trios with Mischa Maisky and Lang Lang (winning the Echo Classic) and sonatas with Nikolai Lugansky, winning the BBC Music Award. His partnership with the Bolshoi and La Scala prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova in their ‘Pas de Deux’ programme has been internationally acclaimed for its remarkable combination of music and dance. In 2010 he received the Victoire d’Honneur, France’s most prestigious musical award for a lifetime’s dedication to music, and became Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres. In 2014 he became Honorary Professor at the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, and in 2015 at the Shanghai Conservatory, in recognition of his work with young musicians. His acclaimed Transsiberian Arts Festival has annually since 2014 brought exceptional music to his home region and has reached out to Israel and Japan and many other destinations. He plays on the 1733 Stradivarius 'Rode' violin.