Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, Professor.
Born in 1954 in Moscow. Vladimir graduated from the Gnessin State Music Pedagogical Institute (class of professor Nikolai Yavorsky). Since 1980, he teaches at the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music.
Throughout his career, he was a soloist of the Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra (1972-1975); Orchestra of the Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre (soloist and accompanist of the copper group, 1975-1980); Symphony Orchestra of the Ministry of Culture of the USSR, conducted by G. Rozhdestvensky (1980-1991); Russian National Symphony Orchestra (1991-2000); Symphony Orchestra "Russian Philharmonic" (2000-2007).
He is a laureate of the All-Union Competition in Tallinn (1980) and International Chamber Ensemble Competition (Moscow, 1992).
Since 1973, Vladimir Pushkarev has been actively engaged in teaching activities. Many of his students became laureates of Russian and international competitions, soloists of various professional orchestral groups.
Vladimir Pushkarev is author of scientific and methodological studies and training programs. He holds public lessons and workshops in various cities of Russia and abroad, was twice invited to the Royal Academy of Music in London (1997, 1999). He serves on the jury at various competitions of wind musicians.