I was born on the 15th of March 1973 in a small town Krolevets, which is situated in the Northern-Eastern part of Ukraine.
When I was 9 years old I started playing bayan at children musical school. My first teacher was Olexandr Bobryk. After one year I was transferred to the class of Victor Zinchenko.
After 6 years of training I entered Sumy musical college in 1998 to the class of Genady Cherkashyn.
In 1991 I won the 1st Prize at the regional competition for Bayan and Accordion players in Belgorod, Russia.
In 1992 I won the 1st Prize at the competition for performers on folk instruments amongst students of musical colleges from Ukraine, Russia and Byelorussia in Bryansk, Russia. Friedrich Lips was head of the jury. There I also won a special Prize for best performance of the arrangement of national folk tune.
Having graduated the college in 1992, I entered Sumy Pedagogical Institute to the department of teachers of music. My teacher on bayan was Victor Rudyuk.
In 1993 I was transferred to Donetsk Conservatoire (High School on Music) to the class of Pr.Vyacheslav Voyevodin. In 1997 my studies were finished.
In 1996-1998 I took part in International Accordion Competitions in Klingenthal, Germany.
In the period 1998-2001 I studied at Kyiv National University, Institute of Foreign Affairs. I have a degree of Master of International Law.
From 1995 I started going to the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium for taking part in international competitions and for playing, first, in the streets and, later on, at different occasions.
Currently, I’m playing classical concerts in theatres and other places for listening public where I present different programs. My repertoire includes pieces by composers starting from Bach up to modern times, from classical till jazzy and entertaining music. Mostly, I perform pieces by Soviet, Ukrainian and Russian composers specially written for bayan. Not too modern, music is there, still.
You can learn more about Volodymyr by visiting his web site at http://www.volod.com.ua/ or about his music selection available at http://music.volod.com.ua/