Vladimir Odinokikh began playing the piano at the age of four and received his training at some of Russia’s finest music institutes, including the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Gnessin Institute of Moscow.
Competitions and festivals included the First Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition, the Russia National Competition (Prize), Chamber Music Competition of Soviet Compozers (First Prize), International Ponce-Scriabin Festival, First Bach Festival in Peru, and the Isadora Duncan Festival in England.
His reputation as a soloist and chamber musician developed as he performed with leading Soviet artists and presitgious organizations such as the Rosconcert and Moscow Philharmonic.
Mr. Odinokikh has performed in the concert halls of Europe, South America, and the United States and with symphony orchestras in Russia and Mexico.
He has also recorded extensively for radio and television in the USSR, Mexico, and the United States. He has received international acclaim and numerous awards for both his solo and collaborative performances, and his interpretation of works by world-famous composer Alfred Schnittke was greatly admired by the composer.
Mr. Odinokikh has taught at the Ippolitov-Ivanov College of Music in Moscow, was professor at the Alicia Urreta Center for the Arts in Mexico City, and professor and Artist-in-Residence at the Conservatorio de las Rosas, in Moreolios, Mexico. He has taught at the Keene Institute of Music and Related Arts.
In addition to maintaining a private piano studio ,Mr. Odinokikh is currently a member of the faculty of Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester in Central Massachusetts.
Mr. Odinokikh also serves as the Organist/Accompanist at the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church and as accompanist for the Keene Chorale. He was the featured pianist at the Keene Chorale’s 30th Anniversary Celebration at which he played Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and at the Keene Chorale’s Spring 2011 concert in which he performed two Rachmaninoff compositions.
First Place, 2012 Stony Brook International Competition
A First Prize at the 2012 Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition
A First Prize at the 2012 Williams Chorale Bacardi Fallon National competition
Accepted as one of 20 international participants in the Eastman Young Artist's International Piano Competition (2012), one of only eight American pianists accepted to compete.
News & Reviews:
Vladimir with Award Winning Student Miles, Age 17.
A Winning Combination
Miles Walter, age 17, of Keene, New Hampshire, 7 Year Student of Vladimir, wins not one but THREE! major competitions
Interesting Side Note:
Below: Schnittke Piano Sonata:
Movements 1 and 2: Lento; Allegretto
Movements 3 and 4: Lento; Allegro
Recorded live in recital at Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City (just a few days following Schnittke's death in Augut 1998).