Satie Gymnopedie No. 1 (V Chaimovich)
Erik Satie Gymnopedie No. 1. Solo piano. Performed live in studio by renowned concert pianist Vadim Chaimovich.
May 17, 1866 – July 1, 1925
Erik Satie was a French composer whose sparse, strange, and inventive pieces broke from the romantic and impressionistic schools to champion the French avant-garde movement.
It is likely that his unusual style was responsible for the composer receiving fame only later in his career. His first ballets were largely reviled. However, critics had taken notice of him.
Satie took piano lessons as a child, and enrolled in the Paris Conservatoire, and was later expelled. After a failed attempt at military service he returned to Paris, and befriended Debussy. He undertook education once more at the Schola Cantorum, and approached his studious more seriously.
His pieces retained his humorous nature, however, and his short piano works became popular. There was renewed interest in his earlier work. Encouraged, Satie began working with small groups of other composers and artists as part of the Dada movement.
He died from cirrhosis of the liver in 1925.
Trois morceaux en forme de poire
Messe des Pauvres
Playing the piano is Vadim Chaimovich's first and foremost passion and his heart belongs to classical music, from Baroque to Modernism. In the meantime, his performances have been viewed over five million times on YouTube and gained him a large international fan base. Newspaper critics are unanimous in their praise of his interpretations deeming them as "sensitive and expressive", "intelligent and powerful". Meanwhile film and TV placements of Vadim's recordings include such shorts as "Waiting for a Stranger" (2011) and "Killing Time" (2015), a TV Series "#LoveMonkeyChocolateFlowers" (2014 –) and a 2014 drama "Female Pervert" by Jiyoung Lee as well as the Annecy International Animated Film Festival award winning cartoon " Sidewalk Scribble" by Peter Lowey.
Vadim Chaimovich was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, and gave his debut performance with an orchestra aged seven. He is a graduate with honors from two conservatoires of music and received prizes at many international piano competitions, including the Schubert Competition in Dortmund (Germany) and the William Kapell International Piano Competition in Maryland (USA). In 2003, Vadim Chaimovich’s outstanding artistry was distinguished with the Promotion Prize of the Dresden Art and Culture Foundation. 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.
Vadim has given numerous concerts across Europe, in Japan and the USA, among others at the Vienna Musikverein and the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall New York as well as at such renowned international music festivals as the Dresden Music Festival and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. He collaborated with the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra, the North Hungarian Symphony Orchestra etc. His third live CD "Kontraste" appeared in 2013 and received two prestigious Global Music Awards.