VLADIMIR KHOMYAKOV performs over fifty recitals a year as a concert pianist, conductor, chamber musician, and soloist with the world’s best symphony orchestras, such as Houston Symphony, Dresden Philharmonic, Ningbo Symphony, Tomsk Symphony, Novosibirsk Symphony, and others. He has concertized internationally in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Ukraine, China, South Korea, Costa Rica, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Holland, Spain, Italy, Sweden, performing at major concert halls such as those of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, St. Petersburg Conservatory, Seoul Arts Center, Dresden Semper Opera House, Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona, Teatro Nacional in San Jose, Mozarteum Hall in Salzburg, Concert Hall of the Artists in Rome, Flagey Studio Four in Brussels, Zipper Hall and Royce Hall in Los Angeles, Miller Theater in Houston to name a few.
Khomyakov is a top prizewinner of numerous prestigious international piano competitions, including St. Petersburg Open (Russia), Anton Rubinstein (Germany), Emil Gilels (Ukraine), ISAM Siegfried Weishaupt (Germany), Maria Canals (Spain), Jose Iturbi (USA), Hilton Head (USA), Ima Hogg (USA), and others. His performances are broadcast on radio and television in Germany, Belgium, Spain. Russia, South Korea, China, Canada, and the United States.
Vladimir Khomyakov was born in Kirovograd (USSR) in a family of professional musicians. As graduates of the Odessa State Conservatory, his parents were a great influence and inspiration in his musical upbringing. He began his first piano lessons at the age of four with his mother, and in two years he continued his music studies at the Chelyabinsk Special Music School. At the age of ten, Vladimir Khomyakov performed his first solo debut at the Chelyabinsk State Philharmonic Hall.
Khomyakov is a graduate of the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory (St. Petersburg, Russia) where he studied with Alexander Sandler. Thereafter he received a Doctorate degree from the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory (Moscow, Russia), studio of Yuri Martynov. Later he received with Artist Diploma and Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music (Los Angeles, CA) in piano performance with Daniel Pollack, and in instrumental conducting with Larry Livingston. Additionally, Khomyakov continued studies in a number of international performance courses, including those of Dmitry Bashkirov (Mozarteum University, Salzburg, Austria), Mikhail Voskresensky and Jan Marisse Huizing (Holland Music Sessions, Bergen, Holland), Arie Vardi (Tel Aviv University, Israel), Alexey Nasedkin, Naum Shtarkman, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Vera Nosina, and many others in Russia and Europe.
Dr. Khomyakov is an on-going jury-member of ISAM Siegfried Weishaupt international Piano Competition (Michelstadt, Germany), Pacific Musical Society Music Competition (San Francisco, CA), Yuri Yegorov Open Piano Competition (Kazan, Russia), LANSUM International Music Festival and Competition (Los Angeles, CA), MTPC Competition (Ningbo, China), Costa Rica International Concerto Competition (San Jose, Costa Rica), numerous national MTNA competitions in the United States. He regularly gives piano master-classes in Russia, China, Europe, countries of Latin America, and in the United States.