“Vadim Tchijik is a young man of a great talent, great violinistic facilities” Ivry Gitlis
Prize-winner of many prestigious international violin competitions such as N. Paganini Competition in Genoa, P.I.Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, R. Lipizer Competition in Gorizia; winner of International Competition in Portogruaro (Italy), Juventus Award (by the European Council), N. and L. Boulanger Foundation Award and Natexis Banque Populaire Foundation Award in Paris, O. and V. Ritter Foundation Award in Hamburg and G. Cziffra Foundation Award (France).
He has performed with Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Mexico State Orchestra, North Nederland Symphony Orchestra, Kharkov Philharmonic, Orchestra di Teatro di Genova, Freiburg Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Sanremo Symphony Orchestra, Vasteras Sinfonietta, Ulianovsk Philharmonic, Gunma Chamber Orchestra, Musica Vitae Chamber Orchestra, Yaroslavl Philharmonic, Akademik Baskent Orchestra (Ankara), Kazakhstan Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Coahuila, Orchestre de Normandie, Bryansk Symphony Orchestra and many others, conducted by Michel Tabachnik, Jean-Pierre Wallez, Enrique Batiz, Jean Deroyer, Naoto Otomo, Anton Nanut, Peter Csaba, Paolo Peloso etc.
Vadim Tchijik gives recitals in France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Holland, Spain, England, Luxembourg, Portugal, Sweden, Russia, Poland, Lebanon, Ukraine, USA, Japan, Turkey, Bulgaria, Israel, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Haiti and other countries all over the world.
He plays in the biggest halls as : Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Theatre du Châtelet, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Concertgebow in Amsterdam, Dvorak Hall in Prague, Big Hall of Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscou, Suntory Hall and Hamarikyu Asahi Hall in Tokyo, Philharmonie in Cologne and Konzerthaus in Freiburg, Palace of Culture in Sofia, Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico, Philharmonie in Kiev …
He is very often invited to participate in prestigious music festivals among which Festival Radio France and Montpellier, Pablo Casals, Auvers sur Oise, Colmar, Guebwiller, Royan, Festival of St-Riquier, Fetes Romantiques de Nohant, Semaines Musicales de Tours, Quimper, Nancyphonies, Music Festival des Grands Crus de Bourgogne, Japan Music festival, Okayama Music Festival, Young Artists Festival in Los Angeles, Felicja Blumental Music Festival in Tel Aviv, Music Art Festival in Grenoble, International Festival in Portogruaro, Settimane Musicale di Ravello, Salon of the Arts in Sofia, Euro Musica Vitae Festival in Sweden, Juventus and Salon Musicora in Paris.
He performs in various radio and TV broadcasts in many countries (France Musique, Radio Classique, NHK, France 3, Mezzo, RAI, Japanese, Russian, Swedish television) and his concerts were broadcasted all over the Europe, USA and Asia. He recorded several CD’s for Lyrinx (“Recommandé” by Classica Magazine, “Coup de Coeur” by Piano Magazine), Exton (“One of the best CD’s of the Month” by The Record Geijutsu (Japan), Polymnie and DOCdata Benelux labels. In 2006 he participates in Japan at the recording of a series of CD dedicated to the 250th Mozart Anniversary. His concerts always receive highest acclamations by critics.
He played chamber music with Pieter Wispelwey, Emmanuel Pahud, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Anne Queffélec, David Geringas, Marielle Nordmann, Philippe Bernold, Cedric Tiberghien, Marc Coppey, Lawrence Power, Michel Arrignon, Alexander Melnikov, Alban Gerhardt, Thierry Caens, Yves Henry, Dominique De Williencourt, Michel Lethiec, Alain Meunier, François Salque, Bernard Soustrot etc.
Born in November 1975, he started to study the violin at the age of six and gave his first concert when he was only eight. He finished the famous Tchaikovsky Central Music School in Moscow, National Superior Conservatory of Music in Lyon, High Conservatory of Music in Cologne, and always obtained the highest honours.Among his teachers were Boris Belkin, Ivry Gitlis, Edouard Schmieder, Herman Krebbers, Mihaela Martin and Irina Botchkova.
Vadim Tchijik is a Professor of violin at Argenteuil Conservatory and gives master-classes in Europe and in Asia. He also edited the violin part of music by Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Franck for “Zen On” music edition in Japan.
He is also an Artistic Director of the International Music Festival in Hyeres, “Les Musicales de Saint-Martin”, “L’Automne Musical du Vésinet” and “Les Heures Musicales de Binic” Music Festivals.
In 2004, the French magazine “Diapason” dedicates one page to Vadim Tchijik entitled “Already Maestro” and in 2010, he is on the cover of the famous magazine “String” with an exclusive interview of six pages. He is a founder and director of ensemble “Les Virtuoses” and director of the Competition for strings “Virtuoses du Coeur”
He is playing a F. Gagliano violin made in Naples in 1775.