Vladimir Guliaev was born in St. Petersburg, Russia where he started his music education at a very young age. He is a graduate of the St. Petersburg Conservatory where he studied with Anatoly Nikitin. Following his graduation from the Conservatory, Vladimir traveled to the United States in 2002 to explore further music education. He attended the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, where he pursued a degree in cello performance and studied with Dr. Jonathan Chenoweth. From 2005-2010, Dr. Guliaev attended Michigan State University in East Lansing Michigan. During his time at MSU, Vladimir studied with Suren Bagratuni and was the teaching assistant for Professor Bagratuni’s cello studio. Vladimir participated in master classes with Yo-Yo Ma, Dmitri Berlinsky, Ruggerio Allifranchini, Stephen Prutsman, and the Ahn Trio. In 2010, Dr. Guliaev re-ceived his Doctor of Musical Arts in Cello performance from Michigan State University.
On completion of his Doctoral studies at Michigan State, Vladimir returned to St. Petersburg where he established his career as a teacher and performer. In addition to his participation in several inter-national music festivals, Vladimir has performed internationally in Russia, Finland, United States, Costa-Rica, Iceland, Belarus, and China as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. His experience as an orchestral player in Russia and the United States for more than twenty years has been primarily as principal cellist. Since the fall of 2015, Dr. Guliaev has been a cello instructor in the Harbin Conservatory of Music.