My Story -
An endless passion for music, for discovery, for people, for life.
Vladimir Soloviev is a Toronto-based pianist, chamber musician and choral conductor. A musician of a versatile repertoire, Vlad has championed the music of contemporary Canadian composers, as well as works of Beethoven, Liszt and Rachmaninoff.
Vlad has performed in concert across Canada, as well as the US, Italy, France, Spain and Russia. Some of his recent performances include appearances at the Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie), Bohemian National Hall, the Canadian Music Center, Sala del Notari, Centennial Hall, Aeolian Hall, Bradford Arts Center, Maison de Musique de Sorel, Newmarket Theatre and the Perugia Festival Orchestra. Over the course of his career Vlad has taken part in a number of competitions, winning the Pattison Piano Competition and the London Scholarship Foundation Competition, and the Western University Concerto Competition. He has placed second in the Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition, and was a finalist at the Pierre-de-Sorel International Competition, the Canadian Music Competition and the Jeunesses Musicales de Canada.
Vlad has studied in the studios of John-Paul Bracey at Western University, Barry Snyder at the Eastman School of Music and Pavlina Dokovska at the Mannes College. He has performed in masterclasses with a number of distinguished artists, including Paul Badura-Skoda, Andre Laplante, James Parker, Jean Barr, Peter Longworth and Jon Nakamatsu.
Apart from his recital activity, Vlad has been active in audience outreach. In 2015, he organized an educational concert tour aimed at raising public interest in Classical music across the urban and rural communities of Ontario. He has also been involved in arts advocacy as the Artistic Director of the Bradford Arts Center, and is looking forward to the inaugural season of the interdisciplinary concert series he is starting in Newmarket, ON in 2018. Vlad remains active as a collaborative pianist and a vocal coach in Toronto and New York City, while holding the position of a music director at the Trinity United Church in Newmarket.