A Russian, ex-Soviet Union violin virtuoso, Vladimir has had 12 world-class violin teachers, has played the violin for nearly 3 decades, and has had 15 years of teaching experience. His formal education includes 3 formal degrees: Master of Music with First Class Honours, Bachelor of Music Honours with First Class Honours, and Bachelor of Music from The University of Auckland (New Zealand). Vladimir was born in Uzbekistan (part of the Soviet Union at the time), and gave his first public recital with 2 orchestras at the age of 10. As a teenager, he then spent his violin tutelage years in Europe – Vienna, and Germany – and then moved to live and study in New Zealand. Having moved to Australia in 2014, Vladimir has extensively taught at many private music schools and private students, and is in high demand in NSW.