Outstanding violinist and conductor Vladimir Spivakov has brightly realised his multifaceted talent in music art and many areas of public life. As a violinist, Vladimir Spivakov underwent a brilliant school with Yuri Yankelevich, a famous teacher and professor at the Moscow Conservatory. He was equally influenced by the outstanding violinist of the twentieth century, David Oistrakh. Until 1997 Vladimir Spivakov played the violin by the master Francesco Gobetti, which was presented to him by Professor Yankelevich. Since 1997, Spivakov has played an instrument made by Antonio Stradivari, which was given to him for life by patrons of his talent.
Vladimir Spivakov’s extensive discography as a soloist and conductor includes over 50 CDs; most of the recordings are produced by companies BMG Classics, RCA Red Seal и Capriccio. Many entries have won prestigious awards, including Diapason D’Or и Choc de la Musique. Since 2014, the maestro has been releasing records with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia under his own label Spivakov Sound.