Internationally acclaimed guitarist Vladimir Gorbach has captivated audiences across Europe, Japan, Australia, the United States and his native country of Russia.
His international success began in Germany where he was selected as a soloist for the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation "Live Music Now" outreach program. He then went on to win many international guitar competitions and prizes in Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Greece and USA. His win at the Guitar Foundation of America Concert Artist Competition earned him an over 50- cities concert tour throughout North America, including at Debut Carnegie Hall, NY; Canada, Mexico and South America.
In 2013 Vladimir took on his new role as the International Artist Fellow in Music at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music, one of America’s most elite fellowships awarded in music, drama and visual arts. In addition, he was appointed as a faculty in the guitar program at the California State University, Fullerton.
He has performed in recital and as soloist with chamber ensembles of Orchestra de Las Beiras, the Orchestra de Aveiro (Portugal), the Russian Academic Chamber Orchestra Musica Viva, the Symphony Orchestra of New Russia, and Junge Philharmonie Köln , as well as appearances at the Moscow Philharmonic Concert Series, Koblenz International Guitar Festival (Germany), Guitar Art Festival Belgrade (Serbia), Vienna Guitar Forum (Austria), Nantes Summer Guitar Academy (France), Vondelpark Festival (The Netherlands), and Sydney Crows Nest Concert Cycle (Australia), in addition to giving master-classes at numerous festivals.
Vladimir regularly appears in TV and radio programs across the world, promoting artistic, social and educational values of music focused around guitar.
He has published arrangements of lute music by Giovanni Antonio Terzi with MelBay, and recorded with the world’s largest label Naxos.
In 2015 Vladimir started his appointment at The University of Sydney, Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he leads the guitar department.
Mr. Gorbach plays Daniele Chiesa 2012 instrument fitted with Augustine Strings.
Official bio for 2017-18 Season
”It was a defining time for me at “Live Music Now.” It really shaped me as a performer, as a messenger. I was discovering all kinds of audiences: in hospitals, in detention centers, troubled teenagers, terminally ill or mentally challenged, all social backgrounds, demographics and ages. I still can't grasp how they are until today some of the most appreciative and inspired listeners I've met. For some it was their first live concert experience, for some their last. It seemed that when nothing and nobody mattered and meant anything to them anymore, music still did.”