Vladimir Volkov is a double bass player, a participant in a broad range of projects ranging from ethnic jazz to progressive rock and the director of his own Volkovtrio. Born in 1960. In 1985 he graduated from the Leningrad State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. He became known in the early 1980s as a member of the Gaivoronsky – Volkov Duet, which subsequently expanded to become the Gaivoronsky – Volkov – Kondakov Trio. He has also performed with Sergey Kuryokhin, Vladimir Tarasov, Arkady Shilkloper, Igor Butman, Petras Vyšniauskas, Tomasz Stańko, Ned Rothenberg, Kazutoki Umezu, Mola Sylla and Sainkho Namtchylak.
Frequently collaborates with Leonid Fyodorov, leader of the group Auktyon (recently becoming a group member), as well as with Sergei Starostin, the Russian early music ensemble Musica Antiqua Russica and The Pocket Symphony. Performs baroque music on the viola da gamba. Has established the VOLKOV ManiFEST festival.
Information for October 2019