Vladimir Volkov is a double-bass player, a participant in an incredibly broad range of projects ranging from ethnic jazz to progressive rock and the director of his own Volkovtrio.
In 1985 he graduated from the Leningrad State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire. 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 Sergei Kuryokhin, Vladimir Tarasov, Arkady Shilkloper, Igor Butman, Petras Vyšniauskas, Tomasz Stańko, Ned Rothenberg, Kazutoki Umezu, Mola Sylla and Sainkho Namtchylak.
Frequently collaborates with the leader of the group Auktyon, Leonid Fyodorov (having been a group member in recent years) and Russian folklore researcher Sergei Starostin. Performs baroque music on the viola da gamba.
Engagements for the current season include participation in the VOLKOV ManiFEST festival, which is held in St Petersburg for the 5th time, concerts at the St Petersburg State Chapel (with Leonid Fedorov), the Mart Café in Moscow and the Lendok Cultural Center (with Sergey Starostin).
Information for December 2018