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Russian Violinist Vadim Repin charged on to the world stage at 17 when he won the most prestigious violin competition in the world, the Reine Elisabeth Concours. His professional career has followed an equally prestigious path, featuring appearances with major orchestras and conductors and at numerous classical music festivals. Repin is also a stong advocate of new music, and he has nearly a dozen CDs to his credit.
Vadim was accompanied in Studio 4A by Russian pianist Elena Baksht (left). A native of Moscow, Baksht is a graduate of The Moscow Conservatory and the Central Special Music School for Gifted Children.
She first came to public attention at age eleven, when she appeared as soloist with the Moscow Philharmonic at the Central Hall of Art in Moscow. Elena's career as a recitalist, orchestral soloist and chamber musician has taken her to concert halls throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe as well as in France, Italy, Germany and The Netherlands.