DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS
Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Moscow, Russia)
Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory (St. Petersburg, Russia)
USC Thornton School of Music (Los Angeles, CA)
Los Angeles, CA
Vladimir Khomyakov performs over fifty recitals a year as a concert pianist, conductor, chamber musician, and soloist with the world’s symphony orchestras. He has concertized internationally in Europe, Asia. North and Latin America, performing at major concert halls such as those of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, St. Petersburg Conservatory, Seoul Arts Center, Dresden Semper Opera House, Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona, Mozarteum Hall in Salzburg, Concert Hall of the Artists in Rome, Flagey Studio Four in Brussels, Zipper Hall and Royce Hall in Los Angeles, Miller Theater in Houston to name a few.
He is a top prizewinner of numerous prestigious piano competitions, including Anton Rubinstein (Germany), Emil Gilels (Ukraine), Maria Canals (Spain), Jose Iturbi (USA), Hilton Head (USA), and Ima Hogg (USA).
Khomyakov is a graduate of the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory (St. Petersburg, Russia) where he studied with Alexander Sandler. Thereafter he received a Doctorate degree from the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory (Moscow, Russia), studio of Yuri Martynov. Later he received Artist Diploma and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music (Los Angeles, USA) in piano with Daniel Pollack, and in instrumental conducting with Larry Livingston.
Dr. Khomyakov is an on-going jury-member of ISAM international Piano Competition (Michelstadt, Germany), Pacific Musical Society Music Competition (San Francisco, CA), Yuri Yegorov Open Piano Competition (Kazan, Russia), LANSUM International Music Festival and Competition (Los Angeles, CA), numerous national MTNA competitions in the United States.
Vladimir Khomyakov is regularly giving piano master-classes in Russia, China, Europe, countries of Latin America and in the United States. Dr. Khomyakov is holding a visiting faculty position of the University of Southern California, and also is on the music faculty of the Saddleback College (Mission Viejo, CA).
He has several published recordings on CD and DVD; his performances are broadcast on radio and television in Germany, Belgium, Russia, South Korea, China, Canada, and the United States.
Being a graduate of both European and US top musical schools, Dr. Khomyakov absorbed the very best teaching skills from the both ends of the world. Over the past 10 years Dr. Khomyakov accumulated incomparable international teaching experience. His pedagogical talent was appreciated during his teaching at Moscow Conservatory and USC Thornton School, and has been recognized with numerous top-level awards.
His passionate dedication to teaching causes unique individual approach, with wise understanding of strengths and weaknesses of each student. In a constant collaboration with younger students' parents, Dr. Khomyakov builds a strong learning strategy, that results into the most efficient home practicing and preparation for each lesson.
HIs piano teaching incorporates music theory and ear training from the child's very first steps in music, which is extremely important for fast and successful development of a young pianist. The materials used during the lessons are exclusive, and go far beyond the typical theory books available in the US, allowing more systematic, deep and intensive learning.
Dr. Khomyakov pays special attention to developing a strong piano technique from the very early age. His unique educational system in combination with parent's control results into the correct hand position and sufficient finger strength within the first two months of studies. It is well known that correct start is the most important part of piano studies, and allows students to achieve enormous results in piano technique by very early age. Thereafter Dr. Khomyakov provides extensive technical foundation, based on renowned Soviet/Russian heritage and his own unique teaching skills.