Royalty Free Music track: Chopin Waltz in A minor Op. 34 No. 2
Frederic Chopin, Waltz in A minor, Op. 34 No. 2. Performed live in studio by renowned concert pianist Vadim Chaimovich, exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com.
February 22, 1810 – October 17, 1849
Frederic Chopin was a Polish composer.
Chopin was first taught piano by his sister. He swiftly outgrew these lessons, however, and began to study privately under various musicians throughout Warsaw. It became clear that Chopin was a prodigy. Before long his skills were being recommended to wealthy patrons. This allowed him to perform works of the masters while beginning to explore his own compositions.
He quickly outgrew Warsaw and moved to Paris. There he worked as an elite piano teacher, and continued composing his pieces. His success was slow but assured: he is known for his expressive and emotive piano compositions with appealing melodies that require considerable skill to perform.
The majority of Chopin’s works are composed for solo piano. He did, however, create piano concertos, and chamber pieces as well.
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.