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Verona and the Ristori Theater are ready to welcome the famous violinist Vadim Repin for the first time in Verona on Wednesday 17 May, at 8.30 pm, who stands out in the vast musical panorama for his virtuosity raised to the nth degree and his charismatic musical personality. Accompanied by the symphonic complex of his hometown, the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra, which will present itself with a staff of 75 musicians conducted by Gintaras Rinkevičius, Vadim Repin will be the protagonist of the expected concert included in the programming dedicated to symphonic music.
Before the show, at 7.15 pm, in the foyer of the Amarone tasting theater of the Allegrini winery. The love for their land has prompted the Allegrini family to enhance the potential of Valpolicella and its winemaking tradition, becoming a leader in its sector. From the union of wine and music great emotions can arise, for this reason the Teatro Ristori wanted to combine the art of music with the art of wine; and so the Allegrini Winery will be at the Ristori Theater, as part of the appointments with the Amarone d'Arte Families.
Vadim Repin will propose the second concert of Prokofiev, a work intimately connected, for its Iberian suggestions, to the Spanish Capriccio of Rimsky - Korsakov placed at the opening of the program. In the second part, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony in C minor, perhaps the most performed and the most universally known of the nine symphonies. It is considered the paradigm of Beethovenian symphonism in the sense that no other work presents the characteristics, almost the idiosyncrasies of Beethoven's language, with as much clarity and conciseness. "Here is the destiny that knocks at the door": a tradition worthy of faith has meant that Beethoven expressed himself thus referring to the attack of the Symphony made up of four lapidary and sculptural notes. And it is a destiny against which Beethoven struggles, which Beethoven wins and drives back into the darkness of superstition in the name of the clarity of human reason.
Born in Siberia in 1971, he started playing the violin as a child and at the age of eleven he won the gold medal in all age categories of the Wienawski Competition. At sixteen he was the youngest winner of the world's most prestigious and demanding violin competition, the Concours Reine Elisabeth in Brussels. Since then he has played with the most important orchestras, such as: Berliner Philharmoniker, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Orchester de Paris, St. Petersburg Philharmonic and La Scala, collaborating with great conductors relief. Important world tours, but also a rich discography which includes the recordings of the violin concerts of the great Russian composers Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky for Warner Classics. In February 2010 he was awarded the Victoire d'Honneur, the most prestigious French musical prize for the dedication of a lifetime to music, and in December 2010 he became Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres. In April 2014 Vadim Repin as creator and artistic director presented the first Transiberian Festival of the Arts in the new magnificent concert hall in Novosibirsk, with a new commission, "Voices of violin" by Benjamin Yusupov, and with performances with the first dancer Svetlana Zakharova.
The Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1956 and was conducted by Arnold Kats until his death in 2007. The Novosibirsk Philharmonic is considered to be one of the best Russian orchestras along with those of Moscow and St. Petersburg. The orchestra has been invited by numerous international festivals and in 2006 it won the Lomonosov prize for artistic merits on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. In June 2006, under the direction of Arnold Kats, he had the honor of participating in the first Symphony Orchestra Festival in the world, on the occasion of the Russian national holiday. Since September 2007 Gintaras Rinkevičius has become artistic director and principal conductor of the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra. The Orchestra has performed on numerous world tours, including in Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Spain, in the most prestigious European theaters and in various European countries, collaborating with artists such as Yuri Bashmet, David Geringas, Emil Gilels, Natalia Gutman, Oleg Kagan, Leonid Kogan, Gidon Kremer, Sergej Krylov, Nicolaj Lugansky, Misha Maisky, Denis Matsuev, David and Igor Oistrach, Vladimir Spivakov, Viktor Tretyakov, Maxim Vengerov, Elissó Virsaladze.