On October 6, 2023, the Russian House in Brussels hosted a musical evening “Invitation to Travel” by the Russian artist Vadim Piankov – songwriter, poet-translator, graduate of VGIK (workshop of S. Bondarchuk and I. Skobtseva 1989).
His concert program “Invitation to Travel” featured works in Russian and French of his own composition, songs based on poems by Alexander Blok, poems by French poets Charles Baudelaire and Alfred de Musset and others.
Vadim is a graduate of the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography named after. Gerasimov, workshop of S. F. Bondarchuk and I. K. Skobtseva, theater and film actor, author-performer, translator.
In the his repertoire, a large place is occupied by French song (Brel, Barbara, Brassens, etc.), Russian city song and romance (Okudzhava, Vysotsky, Vertinsky, Utesov, Bernes, etc.), songs of past years (Edith Piaf, Charles Trenet, Charles Aznavour, Michel Legrand, Yves Montand, Jo Dassin, Dalida, Frank Sinatra, Adriano Celentano, Cesara Evora and many others) in English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, as well as their own compositions and songs based on Russian poetry (A. Pushkin, M. Lermontov, A. Blok, B. Pasternak, I. Brodsky, A. Voznesensky…), French (A. de Musset, C. Baudelaire, P. Verlaine, J. Cocteau…), Belgian (Maeterlinck, Jean Borain) and Spanish-speaking (S. Vallejo) poets.