CURRICULUM VITAE

Life milestones of the composer Vadim Petrov.

Vadim Petrov was a Czech composer, pianist and music teacher.

In 1954 he married his wife Marta, with whom he raised three children Vadim, Tatyana and Catherine, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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FAMILY MUSIC TRADITION

Vadim Petrov is the son of a Russian emigrant doctor MUDr. Vadim V. Petrov, a descendant of the ancient noble family Repnin-Rěpninský with a family tradition since 842. Grandfather Vasily A. Petrov (1872 - 1949) lived in Prague, was an important figure of Russian social life, associated with the Orthodox Church of St. Cyril and Methodius in Resslov Street, a close friend of Bishop Gorazd and Chaplain Vladimir Petrek, shot by the Nazis.

Mother Adéla, b. in Turnov, was a soloist of the Singing Association of Prague Teachers, the oldest women's choir in Bohemia, zal. 1912. Influenced by church and choral works, he composed "Biblical Songs" for his mother at an early age, and after their performance in the Church of the Virgin Mary in Stará Boleslav, Master Josef Bohuslav Foerster, an important composer, personally congratulated him.