Vadim Chaimovich

Vadim Chaimovich was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, and began studying piano at the age of five, giving his USSR debut performance with an orchestra just two years later. He won several prizes while at the Vilnius School of Music, including the First Prize at the Virtuosi per Musica di Pianoforte International Competition in Usti nad Labem (Czech Republic) in 1991. This was followed by more awards at international music competitions in Lithuania, Poland and Russia. Vadim Chaimovich is a graduate with honours from a few conservatoires of music. His teachers were two distinguished musicians: Lev Natochenny, a professor of piano at the Frankfurt Hochschule für Musik, and Peter Rösel, a star pianist from Dresden, - both of them students of the legendary Lev Oborin. International master classes with such remarkable artists as Claude Frank, Rudolf Kehrer, Gary Graffman and Eugen Indjic contributed significantly to his education. Vadim Chaimovich received prizes at many international piano competitions, including the Schubert Competition in Dortmund (Germany), the Schlern Music Competition (Italy), the William Kapell International Piano Competition in Maryland (USA) and the 29th Masterplayers International Music Competiton in Lugano (Switzerland). He is also the winner of the 2009 10th International Web Concert Hall Competition (USA). As the First Prize winner of the 2009 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition (New York) he gave his debut performance in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. He was awarded scholarships and awards by such European foundations as the Da-Ponte Foundation (Darmstadt), the Ottilie Selbach Redslob Foundation and Gotthard Schierse Foundation (Berlin), the Open Lithuanian Foundation, Alfred & Ilse Stammer-Mayer Foundation (Switzerland) etc. In 2003, Vadim Chaimovich’s outstanding artistry was distinguished with the Promotion Prize of the Dresden Art and Culture Foundation, public awards ceremony taking place at the Saxon State Opera. The young pianist has given numerous concerts in Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the USA, among others at the Musikverein (Vienna), the Kulturpalast and the Semperoper (Dresden), the Paderewski Hall (Lausanne), the Théâtre du Vevey, the Cortot Hall (Paris), the Grand Opera House (Cairo), the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park/USA), the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, the Sendai City Cultural Center (Japan) as well as at such international music festivals as the Meranofest (Italy), the Verbier Festival and Academy (Switzerland), the Schlern International Music Festival (Italy), the Styraburg Fest (Austria), the Dresden Music Festival, the Kassel Music Festival and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival (Germany). He collaborated successfully with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, the Sinfonietta Dresden, the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra, the North Hungarian Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra Filarmonica di Bacau and the Chamber Orchestra of Central Germany. In 2008 Vadim Chaimovich recorded a CD with works by Haydn and Mozart for the Italian classical music label Sheva. His second CD with Rachmaninov, Mendelssohn and Chopin appeared in 2010. His third live CD "Kontraste" appeared in 2013 and received two prestigious Global Music Awards. For more information, please visit the artist’s homepage at or

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