Vitaly Vatulya

Internationally acclaimed soloist, Vitaly Vatulya has been a prize-winner at more than twenty national and international competitions, amongst which is “Delphic Games”, one of Russia’s most prestigious competitions, He was awarded first prize at the International Saxophone Competition Marco Fiorindo in Italy and International Saxophone Competition in Nova Gorica (Slovenia).

Vitaly performs as a soloist and is an active ensemble player, giving concerts in Russia and abroad. He performs with leading Russian and European orchestras, including the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Russian State Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg State Capella Symphony Orchestra, Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Kosovo Philharmonic and others. Vitaly is a soloist at the St. Petersburg House of Music.

Vitaly regularly takes part in various festivals in France, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Poland, Israel, Singapore, Netherlands and others.

As a chamber musician together with pianist Maria Nemtsova, Vitaly founded VitaDuo, he also regularly collaborates with the Keuris Saxophone Quartet, Ebonit Saxophone Quartet, cellist Evgeny Rumyantsev, violinist Artiom Shishkov among others.

Vitaly has an active teaching career. His students have gone on to become frequent winners of international competitions and festivals. He has given masterclasses in more than twenty countries all over the world, including Zagreb Music Academy, Yerevan State Conservatoire, Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana, Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and Academia de Musica de Lagos in Portugal.

From 2018 Vitaly joined the pedagogical team of Habanera Academy of Saxophone and performed at the “Saxophone in movement” Festival in Poitiers, France. Vitaly’s performances can often be heard on Russian and European radio and TV.

He is also one of the originators and initiators of the ‘Music for Peace’ international charitable project (, whose aim is to give concerts and master-classes in post- conflict zones and bring new dimensions into people’s life. Another of Vitaly’s collaborative projects is Festival of the Topical Music ‘Reformers Fest’ which focuses in performing rare contemporary repertoire, promoting new musical forms
and genres.

Since 2007 Vitaly has released three CDs, performing works by Hindemith, Debussy, Franck, Mendelssohn, Borne and others.

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