Pianist - Conductor - Producer
Vladimir Khomyakov is praised by audiences and critics around the world for the virtuosity, charismatic artistry, and emotional intensity of his playing, Perpetuating the heritage of European and American piano schools, he uniquely combines the traditions with the individuality of a sensitive and passionate artist. He concertizes in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America as a pianist, conductor, chamber musician, and soloist with the world’s leading symphony orchestras. By the temperament of his playing, the pianist gravitates towards a large-scale romantic and post-romantic repertoire - his performances of works by Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev are distinguished by power, eloquence, and extreme emotionality, while maintaining the classical stylistic canons. His captivating stage presence, imagination and intelligence of his interpretations greatly resonate with the listener and bear witness to a unique talent.
He is a top prizewinner of numerous prestigious international competitions, including St. Petersburg Open Piano Competition (Russia), Anton Rubinstein International PIano Competition (Dresden, Germany), Emil Gilels International PIano Competition (Odessa, Ukraine), Maria Canals (Barcelona, Spain), Jose Iturbi International PIano Competition (Los Angeles, CA), Hilton Head International PIano Competition (Hilton Head Island, SC), Ima Hogg International Music Competition (Houston, TX), and many others.
Vladimir Khomyakov was born in Kirovograd (Ukraine) into a family of professional musicians. As graduates of the Odessa State Conservatory, his parents were a great influence and inspiration in his musical upbringing. He began his first piano lessons at the age of four with his mother, and in two years he continued his music studies at the Chelyabinsk Special Music School. At the age of ten, Vladimir performed his first solo debut at the Chelyabinsk State Philharmonic Hall.
Being a graduate of the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory (St. Petersburg, Russia) and the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory (Moscow, Russia), he later received with Artist Diploma and Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music (Los Angeles, CA) in piano performance and instrumental conducting.
Dr. Khomyakov is a visiting faculty at Stetson University (DeLand, FL), the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA), and is an associate professor at the Saddleback College (Mission Viejo, CA), and regularly serves as a jury member and gives master-classes in Russia, China, Europe, countries of Latin America, and in the United States. He is a co-founder and Artistic Director of the Glissando International Piano Festival and Competition (San Diego, CA).