Vladimir Sidorov was born in Volgograd, Russia.
The concert bayanist graduated first in his class with a Master's
Degree in Music from the Astrakhan State Conservatory (Russia),
in 1994. He was one of only three music students graduating that
year, to be granted the designation of "concert performer".
As a young student of music, Vladimir competed in and won top
prizes at local and regional bayan competitions. He is a 1993
laureate of a Bayan Competition organized by all of the Russian
Conservatories and held in Astrakhan. He gained international
exposure when he was invited to give recitals in Hungary, Croatia
and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, in 1997.
Vladimir Sidorov's repertoire ranges from classical
to contemporary and includes his personal interpretations. Many
of the works he plays are his own transcriptions written for the
bayan. In addition to performing solo, Vladimir has played with
various ensembles in Russia and Canada.
His goal is to promote the Russian school of bayan in the West
and to demonstrate the vast potential of the bayan as a serious