Vadim Sakharov (Russia/Japan)
Vadim Sakharov, an outstanding representative of Russian piano tradition, graduated from the Moscow Conservatoire where he studied with Jacob Milstein and later became his assistant.
He was a prize-winner at the Busoni Competition in Bolzano and Bach Competition in Leipzig.
In 1989 Sakharov emigrated to Paris and later to Japan where he was professor at Nagoya University.
Until recently he had enjoyed a very active concert life not only as a soloist but as a partner of the most leading musicians of our time such as Gidon Kremer, Yo Yo Ma, Yuri Bashmet, Viktor Tretyakov, Natalia Gutman, Ivan Monigetti, Tatiana Grindenko.
He has performed with many outstanding conductors including Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Eri Klas, Neeme Järvi, Mario Brunello, Christoph Eschenbach, Dmitri Kitayenko.
Sakharov’s recordings were published by Deutsche Grammophone, Teldec, Chant du Monde, Calliope.
He was an artistic director of the festival “Les Symphoniques d’Argent” in France.
On the First Richter Piano Competition in Moscow where his performances where received with great enthusiasm he was awarded The Audience Prize.
In his playing critics praise his command of all means of expression, genuine freedom and immediate response to every musical event.