Vladimir Khomyakov, born in 1960, is one of Russia's finest concert organists who appears in all major musical events in Chelyabinsk. The organist concertizes extensively, and his remarkable recital career includes major venues spanning Russia, the CIS countries, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Italy, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. Vladimir is equally at home performing as a solo recitalist or with choir or orchestra. In 2010, he got the title of the People's Artist of Russia, the highest honorary title awarded for exceptional merits in the sphere of performing arts.
In 1984, Vladimir graduated from the Odessa Conservatory (now the Nezhdanova National Academy of Music, Odessa, Ukraine) where he studied piano with Prof. Lyudmila Ginzburg and organ with Assoc. Prof. Valery Rubakha. In 1986, Vladimir studied organ building with Gunārs Dālmanis, the chief organ master of the Riga Dome Cathedral in Riga, Latvia. In 1987 he participated in the installation of a Hermann Eule organ in Chelyabinsk, and since then he has been the soloist and the organ master of the Chelyabinsk Philharmonia. In 2006–2007, he also served as the chief organist and the organ keeper at the Königsberg Cathedral in Kaliningrad, Russia.
Vladimir also took masterclasses with leading European organists, such as Piet Kee (Netherlands), Harald Vogel, Ludger Lohmann, Jon Laukvik (Germany), Hans Fagius (Sweden), Guy Bovet (Switzerland), Peter Planiavski (Austria), and Kari Jussila (Finland).
Having an impressively varied repertoire that embraces organ music of four centuries, Vladimir is also committed to performing contemporary compositions and improvisational music – he is the only organist in Russia who regularly plays improvisational music in his concerts. Since 1992, Vladimir has been the artistic director of the international organ festivals hosted in Chelyabinsk (New Organ Movement, Farewell to the 20th Century, Laudatio Organi, JAZZ & PIPE ORGAN, The Festival of Premieres, Pictures of the Musical Space, and others). He is one of the founders of the Russian Organists Association “New Organ Movement".
Vladimir has been eager to pursue all new forms of recitals and experimental musical projects, for instance, he performed with Vladimir Rezitsky and his jazz quartet at the International Jazz Days in Arkhangelsk (1995) and famous Russian jazz musicians Daniel Kramer (grand piano), Arkady Shilkloper (horn), Sergey Pron (trumpet), Igor Parashchuk (saxophone), and Daniel Schmahl (trumpet). In 2001, Vladimir won the first prize at the Jazz and Church Organ competition in Hannover and toured Germany with renowned jazz organists Barbara Dennerlein, Rhoda Scott and Jasper van ‘t Hof. Vladimir was the initiator, artistic director performer at international festivals Jazz on the Big Organ, held in Chelyabinsk in 2004, 2005, and 2008. These were the first organ festivals in the world, entirely devoted to jazz in all its stylistic diversity from jazz standards to free improvisations.
Ближайшие концерты с участием Владимира Хомякова
- 21.03.23 в 18:30 — День рождения И. С. Баха
- 02.04.23 в 18:00 — Парад контртеноров
- 04.04.23 в 18:30 — Органные вечера с Владимиром Хомяковым
- 09.04.23 в 12:00 — Час органной музыки
- 23.04.23 в 12:00 — Час органной музыки
- 04.05.23 в 18:30 — Ансамбль горлового пения «ALASH» (Тува)
- 14.05.23 в 12:00 — Час органной музыки
- 28.05.23 в 12:00 — Час органной музыки