“Today Mark Kadin is one of the most impressive conductors of his generation. He has mastered his skill working with one of the best Russian orchestras - the Russian National Orchestra.”
- Vremya novostei , Russia , 2001
Mark Kadin is recognized as one of the most exciting young conductors to emerge from the great tradition of music making in Russia and Eastern Europe . He earned top honors at the Russian Academy of Music in Moscow (1987-1993).
The beginning of his career coincided with the beginning of political changes in the post soviet Russia. Together with his professor Vladimir Ponkin and famous composer Edisson Denisov Mark Kadin stood at sources of creation of the Moscow Ensemble of Modern Music – the first group in Russia specializing on performance of modern music. With this ensemble Mark Kadin had a number of premieres of the compositions of modern composers. He also conducted the first concert in Russia of works by South Korean composers. This event was held in occasion of establishment of the diplomatic relations between Russia and South Korea .
In 1997 Mikhail Pletnev suggested that Mark Kadin should cooperate with Russian National Orchestra - the first independent orchestra of Russia , that President Eltzin named «a Symbol of a new and free Russia ».
His concerts with Russian National Orchestra in Russia and abroad were highly appreciated by the press: “ Today Mark Kadin is one of the most impressive conductors of his generation. He has mastered his working skills with one of the best Russian orchestras - the Russian National Orchestra” (Vremya novostei, Russia).
From 1999 to 2003 Mark Kadin has been cooperating with the legendary orchestra “Moscow Virtuosi” at Vladimir Spivakov' s invitation . His concert activity produced an enthusiastic response from public and Russian and European mass media: “The Moscow Virtuosi and Mark Kadin are empowered by the musical styles of different epochs... Kadin demonstrated not only the splendid conducting technique but deep knowledge of music and the ability to fascinate both the musicians of the orchestra and the audience” ( Moscovskaya Pravda , Russia ).
As a guest conductor Mark Kadin conducted with many orchestras around Russia and in abroad: in France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany , South Korea , Bulgaria , Poland , Hungary , Turkey , Romania , Slovak.
He has several recordings of modern music for SEM, Russian Supply and Le Chant du Monde.
In the year 2003 Mark Kadin recorded CD with the Russian National Orchestra and made debut in the Bolchoy Theatre with the premiere of Vladimir Nikolaev's ballet “The Gold of Narts”.
“Mark Kadin confirmed his reputation to be one of the most interesting young conductors representing East-European traditions.
The conductor gave a great freedom to the music. However his stick disciplined and organized the players. It worked as it was expected in Borodin's and Tchaykovsky's music. “Filharmonicy” painted confidently beautiful overture's tunes and wide melodious symphonic themes, and nothing prevented the music to pour freely”.
- Gazeta Wyborcza , Poland , 2004
“This young conductor is a charismatic personality with an exceptional ability to suggest and with lucidly and logically deliver his musical conception. Moreover, Kadin knows perfectly well how to ensure a “feedback“ from the orchestra which followed him with pleasure and readily revealed its hidden and real potential, which happens only when performers “have trust” in a great musician”.
- Kultura , Bulgaria , 2003
“Kadin possesses a great talent of making a great something out of nothing. He made the monochrome “Little Music” of Tippett sparkle with scattering of articulations and dynamics and showed all the palette of timber colours. In Sibelius's “Suite Champetre” we see the miraculous change of the epic to expressive-elegiac landscape and then another change for the scenes of folk dance full of sarcasm. In the days of great orchestral depression the performance of Mendelssohn impregnated with energy seems like a glass of high quality cognac for the dessert.”
- Culture , Russia , 2002
“The Moscow Virtuosi” and Mark Kadin are empowered by the musical styles of different epochs...
Kadin demonstrated not only the splendid conducting technique but deep knowledge of music and the ability to fascinate both the musicians of the orchestra and the audience.”
- Moscovskaya Pravda , Russia , 2002