Vyacheslav Kruglik was born in St Petersburg. He began to study composition at the Rimsky-Korsakov School of Music under A. S. Nesterov. From 1996–2001 he studied at the composition faculty of the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (class of B. I. Tishchenko). Having graduated from the Conservatoire with honours, he completed a post-graduate study (2001–2003). Has taken part in the festivals Musical Spring, Youth Academies of Russia and Arena. In 2005 he was a prize-winner at the All-Russian Mariinsky Theatre Competition as composer of the one-act opera The Carriage. Together with Svetlana Nesterova, he created the choreographic quest Semyon. Version 1.0, which was a prize-winner at the competition of Bolshoi Theatre and the Union of Theatre Workers to compose an opera and dance work for children and young people (2008). He is currently a teacher at the faculty of orchestral conducting of the St Petersburg University of Culture and Arts. The composer´s works also include a symphony, concerto for woodwind, harp and percussion, two string quartets, the vocal series Three Caprices to words by Nвzim Hikmet, the vocal series About a Horse to words by Igor Irtenev, a sonata for flute and piano and the ballet scene Low Marks Again after the painting by Fyodor Reshetnikov.