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News   |   Upcoming concerts

Concerts at Benker-Villa

October 14, 2017 | 6:00 p.m.




Compositions by

W. A. Mozart
P. I. Tchaikovsky
Johann Pachelbel
Antonio Rosetti

Arts & Communitiy Center

November 4, 2017 | 8:00 p.m.


Arts & Communitiy Center


Compositions by

Henry Purcell
Johann Pachelbel
Antonio Rosetti
Felix Mendelssohn etc.

Charity Concerts Series

November 10, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.



Charity Concert

Compositions by

Henry Purcell
Johann Pachelbel
Antonio Rosetti
W. A. Mozart etc.

Ludwigsstift Concerts

November 18, 2017 | 5:00 p.m.




Compositions by

W. A. Mozart
Sergei Rachmaninov
Johann Pachelbel
Antonio Rosetti

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. His winning the First Prize at the «Virtuosi per Musica di Pianoforte» International Competition in Usti nad Labem (Czech Republic) in 1991 was followed by more awards at international competitions in Lithuania, Poland and Russia – these achievements were made possible due to the fundamental impact of Tatjana Radovič, one of the most eminent Lithuanian piano pedagogues. Vadim Chaimovich is a graduate with honors from a few conservatoires of music. His teachers were two distinguished musicians: Lev Natochenny in Frankfurt and Peter Rösel in Dresden, - both of them students of the legendary Lev Oborin. He rounded up his skills in master classes with Claude Frank, Rudolf Kehrer, Gary Graffman and Eugen Indjic.

Vadim Chaimovich received prizes at many international piano competitions, including the Schubert Competition in Dortmund (Recognition Award), the Schlern Music Competition (Italy), the William Kapell International Piano Competition in Maryland (Martha M. Boucher Memorial Prize) and the 29th Masterplayers International Music Competition 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 by the German Music Council, the Cultural Foundation of Hesse, 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.

The pianist has given numerous concerts in several European countries, Japan and the USA, among others at the Musikverein (Vienna) and Carnegie Hall (New York), the Kulturpalast (Dresden), the Paderewski Hall (Lausanne), the Théâtre du Vevey, the Cortot Hall (Paris), the Grand Opera House (Cairo), the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire as well as at such international music festivals as the Michelangeli Festival, the Schlern Music Festival and the Meranofest (Italy), the Verbier Festival (Switzerland), the Styraburg Fest (Austria), the Dresden Music Festival, the Kassel Music Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Rosetti Festival and the Putbus Festival (Germany). He collaborated 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 classical music label Sheva Collection. His second CD featuring works by Rachmaninoff, Mendelssohn and Chopin appeared in 2010. His third live CD «Kontraste» appeared in 2013 and received two prestigious «Global Music Awards». As of recent, over a dozen digital albums featuring works by baroque, classical and romantic composers were released by Halidon.

Vadim's recordings can be heard in several film and TV productions, as of late and most notably, in the ARD crime series «Nord bei Nordwest» (2021), in the Sky Original «Hausen» (2020) and in the TV series «Babylon Berlin» (2017 – 2022) by the internationally acclaimed German film director Tom Tykwer. With record-breaking 240 Million views (January 2024), his interpretation of the famous «Nocturne in E-flat Major» by Frédéric Chopin is among the most popular classical music recordings on YouTube.

Press Reviews

«Art knows only one criterion: the goose bumps»
Kurt Tucholsky (1890 – 1935), German writer

«Simmering volcano»

... He plays with great passion and abandon. However, it is the balance between temperament and technical brilliance, between apparent rigour and making use of rhythmical possibilities that marks his interpretations. The young Lithuanian combines highest precision with impassionate abandon, sensible touch with the will to individual interpretation ...

In some sense Chaimovich is like a simmering and permanently active volcano, who sometimes gently streams music and sometimes bursts out in dangerous eruptions, yet always glittering in wonderful colours – a highly impressive spectacle!

— Süddeutsche Zeitung [Germany]

«Music x-rayed to the bones: a magnificent recital with Vadim Chaimovich»

Vadim Chaimovich belongs to the generation of those artists of the piano who came in contact with the piano culture at a very early age. From this source he developed the earnestness and power which surpass all the measurable and comparable. It is due to this enormous artistic potential that he takes the risk of leaving the ground of the commonly popular and pleasant in favour of piano works which, on the one hand, are not frequently performed in public and, on the other, require being interpreted from within in order to unfold their charm ...

... the encores for which the public had demanded with standing ovations turned out to be treats of a light and pleasant kind. A closing movement of a Mozart sonata, an allegretto, was brilliantly metamorphosed to a presto without losing its Mozartian charm. A peaceful Mendelssohn from the Songs without words streamed like a soothing echo of a memorable evening.

— Westfalian News [Germany]

«Inspiring scales»

... There are a lot of virtuoso pianists in today's music world. However, only few go to fathom the highs and lows of piano music to the extent Vadim Chaimovich does ... At the very beginning of his recital Chaimovich played two sonatas by the Italian baroque composer Domenico Scarlatti. Listening to the first few bars was enough to guess a master of expressive and eloquent touch. Every theme had its own character, every scale a soul of its own ... His exceptional musicality was a heavenly gift. As if Vadim Chaimovich was able to get in the way that Liszt had once been feeling. The soft mysteriously beautiful high-pitched passages sounded otherworldly – just like the dashing arpeggios and scary tremolos on basses. Chaimovich's Liszt was of world-class caliber ...

— Die Rheinpfalz [Germany]

«L'harmonie de la Paix se conjugue a l'excellence»

... Puis, Vadim Chaimovich a conféré son point d'orgue à la soirée. Fougueux, inventif, fin coloriste, le pianiste a livré une lecture admirable de trois oeuvres de Franz Liszt, «La rhapsodie espagnole», le «Sonnet 104 del Pétrarque» et la diabolique «Valse de Mephisto». Difficile d'être plus proche de l'idée que l'on se fait de la perfection! Une révélation qui a suscité un tollé d'applaudissements ...

— La Presse Riviera-Chablais [Switzerland]

«Sensitive and impeccable»

Vadim Chaimovich's sensitive and impeccable performance left a lasting impression on the audience at the fifth subscription concert of the local Arts Society ... The hallmark of his playing was the slow and intensive savoring of the fine nuances, while demonstrating skill and strength where necessary ... Along with all its virtuosity, Chaimovich's playing constantly remained intelligent and expressive which found reflection in the tone whose major qualities were transparency and clearly defined contours. The Andante [from W. A. Mozart's Dürnitz Sonata in B-flat Major, K281] marked "amoroso" offered the pianist another opportunity to show his talent by making the most of this fanciful movement's expressive potential. Likewise, the strings of trills in both hands in the closing Rondo sounded much more than mere add-on embellishments meant solely to show off manual dexterity.

— Westfalian News [Germany]

«Magician at the piano, Vadim Chaimovich»

... By popular request the prize winner at numerous international music competitions gave his third guest performance at the "Die Villa" arts center at which he presented the audience with a wonderful program. The numerous classical music lovers, many of them from outside the local area, gave the artist much thundering applause ... It has become a tradition that the extraordinary Lithuanian pianist opens the concert season at the "Die Villa" in Pinswang. He fascinates listeners with his technical brilliance as much as with his devotion to the compositions he performs ...

— Oberland Weekly Review [Austria]

«Sounds from the Realm of Perfection»

... he performed the most complex and demanding compositions with incomparable effortlessness. The audience realized it very soon that something extraordinary was happening here, namely, that there was a perfect harmony between the interpreter and the composition ... Lovely chords were caressing the listeners' ears like the wings of a butterfly ... The audience's meditative silence can be pointed out as a great praise ... The prolonged applause drew two encores by Chopin and Scriabin ...

— Zoffingen Daily Paper [Switzerland]

«Performed with true sensibility»

... Vadim Chaimovich turned out to be the star of the evening. He had chosen some demanding and seldom-performed piano works for his recital. To come to the point: this young artist's personality inspires big hopes. Chaimovich both possesses a profound technique and is a gifted interpreter.

Chaimovich began with Joseph Haydn's sonata in A flat Major, which he played with instinctive sureness and competence ... Before the break Chaimovich also presented Robert Schumann's Humoreske Op. 20. The introduction was performed with truly Schumanesque sensibility, and then contrasting moods followed: first humorously perky, then aggressive, then once again tender, then dramatic, and in between over and over pensive moments full of poetry ...

After the break Chaimovich played Franz Schubert's late piano sonata in A Major D 959. Here, too, the energetic approach was predominant. However, he created contasts ... astonishing virtuoso repetitions, absolutely sure touch, and alongside with this – enchanting lyrical passages. His acrobatic hands and fingers seem to be able to easily cope with anything. The audience was quite taken with the concert.

— Saxon News [Germany]

«Every single note matteres»

Whenever a prize winner of renowned piano competitions gives a recital, the expectations are rightly high. Vadim Chaimovich exceeded all expectations and convinced the public on a very high level during his concert at the Villa Wieser of Herxheim. His playing was characterized by brilliance, tension and verve ...

Chaimovich possesses a rich palette of timbres, but first and foremost a sure technique. The latter allowed him to bring out all the refinements and irony of the devilishly difficult Mephisto Waltz ...

It was highly impressive to hear this artist and watch his hands moving!

— Rhine Newspaper [Germany]

«Virtuoso at the piano»

On Sunday evening the young Lithuanian pianist Vadim Chaimovich offered the packed house an excellent performance of pieces by Schubert and Rachmaninoff. It was already at the beginning that Schubert's Impromptu in B flat major ... revealed to the audience the whole wide range of the artist's skills: precise touch, elaborate technique and fine musicianship ...

... neatly articulated trills and dotted notes, sparkling passages, powerful chords ...

— Hannover General Newspaper [Germany]

«An evening full of romanticism»

... From the very beginning the pianist let the music just be itself ... He asserted nothing except what the pieces themselves contained ... Very often the piano sounded like a complex carillon ... [In the sonata Op. 5 by Johannes Brahms] he went the way inwards. In the fast movements he came on strong with technical fireworks, making the beauty of the cantilenas shine in the slow movements. From these starting points he got to the core of the music. He turned his attention to the overall architecture and created opulent trends ...

— Rhenish Post [Germany]

«Vadim Chaimovich's brilliant performance in Pinswang enchants the audience»

... It was a true highlight that Die Villa in Pinswang started its 2012 concert series with. As the host of the event Alexander Holzammer announced to the numerous guests at the beginning of the soirée, the "absolutely amazing pianist" Vadim Chaimovich, who "had already performed here twice with much success", was going "to open the new concert season" that night. That the Lithuanian-born pianist chose to play Frédéric Chopin's Fourth Ballad, one of Holzammer's favorite compositions, was not only to the latter's liking. Already before the break the brilliant young pianist received prolonged rapturous applause spiced up with a few bravos ...

— Allgäu Newspaper [Germany]

Listen   |   Online & on CD

Enjoy several hours of Vadim's recordings on Soundcloud: the representative collection includes compositions ranging from Baroque to 20th century and features both world famous masterpieces (like Chopin's nocturnes) and music rarities.

The following digital albums and CD's are available for streaming and download on Halidonmusic, Amazon Music, Apple Music, YouTube Music and other streaming platforms. All 'Spotifyers' are cordially invited to hit "Follow" to stay up to date on the new music released! ;-)


«... A job worth doing is worth doing together!»


Duo Piano – Violin

Born in Moscow to the family of the illustrious Oistrakhs, Valery Oistrakh represents the third generation of great violin virtuosi beginning with his grandfather David and followed by his father Igor. A true exponent of the great Russian violin school, Valery Oistrakh started performing at the age of 14, often sharing the stage with his father and mother-pianist. With his awe-inspiring technique, silky tone and consummate artistry he has beguiled audiences performing on the great concert stages of the world. He has played as both violinist and violist with world-leading orchestras as the Moscow and Leningrad Philharmonics, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Scottish National Symphony, Orchestre Colonne de Paris and others. He has been accompanied among others by such notable conductors as Kurt Mazur, Gennady Rozdestvensky and Vladimir Fedoseev. With a deep understanding of the violin repertoire, a captivating sound often reminiscent of the celebrated David, his interpretations have won high praise from both critics and the public. Aside from performing as a soloist, Valery Oistrakh is a masterful chamber musician. In this capacity, he played together with such eminent musicians as Yehudi Menuhin, Jorg Demus or the distinguished Amadeus String Quartet, among many others. In addition to managing a busy concert schedule, Valery Oistrakh is Professor at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. Since 1999 he has been visiting Professor at the "Mozarteum" in Salzburg.

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Duo Piano – Double Bass

Philipp Stubenrauch held a double bass in his hands for the first time at the age of 13. After completing secondary school, he initially studied at the Music Academy in Frankfurt with Günter Klaus, then in Munich at the Academy of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. Finally his studies took him to Geneva, where he was a member of Franco Petracchi’s soloist class. In 2004 he completed his diploma in Frankfurt and thereafter was engaged as principal double bassist by the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. Philipp Stubenrauch has won two separate awards from the German federal “Jugend musiziert” Competition, a second prize at the “Júlio Cardona” Competition in Portugal and 2005 at the Markneukirchen Music Competition. He gained orchestral experience in the German Federal Youth Orchestra, the Young German Philharmonic and in the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. Meanwhile he himself is a regular instructor for the Bavarian Youth Orchestra. Beyond this, he is Professor of Double Bass at the Munich University for Music and Theatre and also teaches at Academy of the Symphony Orchestra, at the Munich Music Academy and receives invitations to give master classes all over the world. Philipp Stubenrauch is a co-founder of the nonSordino Ensemble and a member of the Clemente Ensemble. Further chamber music partners include Valery Afanassiev, Maria João Pires and Maximilian Hornung. In 2014 a CD was released with chamber music by Sofia Gubaidulina, on which he can be heard with Wen-Sinn Yang, Franz Halasz and Hariolf Schlichtig. Philipp Stubenrauch plays an instrument built by Giuseppe Guadagnini in Como in 1780.

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