Portrait of a Musician~ Vladimir Gorodkin

This outstanding musician, as a part of an ensemble of folk instruments, took part on two countrywide competitions in Moscow and St. Petersburg, 1974 and 1975 respectfully. While in army, Vladimir, takes an active part in a creative life of his army reserve. He plays in a dance and chorus collective, as well as in an army pop group, where he takes a role of a drum player. That is when he accepts an invitation to work for the National Instrumental Ensemble of the Radio and Television of Belorusia, to play as a soloist on the Tsimbaly and drums. From this moment on starts the most interesting part of his life.

With the Ensemble of the Radio and Television of Belorusia, Vladimir recorded over 120 soloist compositions on his instrument, as well as made a numerous appearances on the National Television. One of the most interesting side of the concert life, Vladimir thinks, is traveling to other countries.

He has toured over 20 countries on numerous occasions. Giving performances on stages of Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique and many more. After their performances, the newspapers of those countries have written how much the people have enjoyed their music and Vladimir’s skills as a musician.

Since 1997, Vladimir Gorodkin and his family live in Toronto, Canada. In Canada, Vladimir continues to work as a musician.

Posted on July 18, 2013 .