Vitaly Nazarov
is a graduate of the Moscow State Conservatory, where he studied with professor Gennady Kerentzev and professor Alexey Utkin

Vitaly was a laureate at Moscow's 1998 Oboe and Chamber Ensemble Competition, and at Moscow's 2000 International Festival of Young Soloists. He also received a grant from the 2000 All-Russian Open Competition "New Names." In 2000, he became one of the youngest ever laureates of the All-Russian Competition of Wind and Percussion Instruments (St. Petersburg).

Vitaly has an active solo career and has performed widely in Russia and abroad. He has been a soloist with the Russian National Orchestra, the State Symphony Orchestra 'New Russia', the Chamber Orchestra 'Ermitazh', and the Academic Chamber Orchestra 'Musica Viva'. Since 2001, he has been a soloist with the contemporary music ensemble 'New Music Studio' (artistic director professor Igor Dronov). He participated in music festivals: Chamber Music Festival (Lokenhaus, Austria, 2009) founded by Gidon Kremer, La Folle Journée de Nantes (2012), From Easter to Ascention (Tbilisi, Georgia, 2013).

Has given master classes in Orchestra Institute Napa Valley (USA, 2013).

In August 2005, Vitaly was awarded the European Foundation for Culture Prize in Weisbaden, Germany.

Nazarov joined the Russian National Orchestra in 2003. That same year, he founded the chamber ensemble  RNO Camerata; he is also a member of the  Russian National Orchestra Wind Quintet.




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