Mozart Rondo in D major K.485
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Rondo in D major, K. 485. Performed live in studio by renowned concert pianist Vadim Chaimovich, exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791
No composer is as well known, or as well loved, as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart lived a colourful, yet short life, producing works that would be cherished in all of classical music’s offerings.
Mozart was discovered as a child prodigy by age three, when he began playing the clavichord. At four he composed small pieces. His parents took advantage of his skill and presented him throughout Europe. Mozart was known for his instant and thorough understanding of compositions, and was able to transcribe entire pieces having only heard them just once. Other stories describe his ability to improvise, read music, or perform instruments at high mastery with no prior experience.
Mozart was appointed Konzertmeister at the Slazburg Court. He composed prolifically, writing concertos, masses, chamber pieces, and symphonies. His operas were celebrated for their beauty, charm, and mastery.
Tension at the court forced Mozart to leave, and he settled in Vienna composing on commission. He wrote sonatas and quartets, and performed as a soloist. Most of his commissions, however, were for operas, and the majority became masterpieces of the form: Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Die Zauberflote. He became wealthy, but lived extravagantly, and saved little. He constantly struggled with finances, and died in 1791.
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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.