Vladimir Okinokikh, began piano lessons at the age of four and as a youth, his education and world revolved around the piano. He received his training at some of Russia’s finest music institutes – the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Gnessin Institute of Moscow. Festivals and competitions included the First Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition, the Russia National Competition (prize), Chamber Music Competition of Soviet Composers (first prize), and numerous collaborative competitions which included the Tchaikovsky and Oistrach International Competitions. His reputation as a soloist and chamber musician developed as he performed with leading Soviet artists and the prestigious Rosconcert and National Philharmonic of Moscow, Russia’s premier performance organizations, performing both nationally and internationally. After Perestroika, when Soviet borders fell and international travel became less restrictive, Mr. Odinokikh traveled to Mexico where he spent five years performing and teaching.
He taught at the Ippolitov-Ivanov College of Music in Moscow, was a professor at the Alicia Urreta Center of the Arts in Mexico City, and professor and Artist-in-Residence at the Conservatorio de las Rosas in Morelios, Mexico. The piano, which he fell in love with as a young child, has taken him around the world. He currently resides in Richmond, NH, and maintains a private piano studio in Keene. He teaches piano at Franklin Pierce University and serves as collaborative pianist at Keene State College. Mr. Odinokikh is The Keene Chorale’s rehearsal pianist and has been a featured soloist at several of their concerts.