Performers:Vadim Repin (violin)
Ivari Ilja (piano)
Conductor Andres Mustonen
Estonian National Male Choir
Sten Lassmann (piano)
Alo Rammo (reader)
Conductor Mikk Üleoja
Mendelssohn. Concerto for violin, piano and strings in D minor MWV O4
Schönberg. “A Survivor from Warsaw” op. 46
Bruch. “Kol Nidrei”
Pärt. “La Sindone”
The MustonenFest gala presents Andres Mustonen’s kindred spirits in music and friends in life. For the first time, a new version of Arvo Pärt’s work “La Sindone” will be performed by compositions recipients of dedication – Vadim Repin and Andres Mustonen.
Undoubtedly, one of the main characters of this evening is Vadim Repin. Fiery passion, impeccable technique, and musical poetry are the keywords that characterize Repin’s game. Vadim Repin, who as an 11 years old child prodigy, flew from the Wienawski competition directly to the big stages of the music world, is originally from Siberia, where he is currently contributing as the artistic director of the Trans-Siberian Festival, creating world-class concert programs. Repin has had a dream career – he has performed with the London Symphony Orchestra and Valery Gergiev, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, and Charles Dutoit, the London PhilharMon,ic Orchestra, and Vladimir Jurowski.
James MacMillan’s Violin Concerto has been dedicated to and created for Repin, and the soloist has performed it in the halls most famous halls of the music world – in Philadelphia, Carnegie Hall in New York, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall in London. Repin has recorded a lot for reputable record companies; let’s mention the Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov Piano Trio recording, which was made in collaboration with cellist Mischa Maisky and pianist Lang Lang and which won the Echo Classic award.
Vadim Repin plays the Rode violin by Stradivari from the year 1733.