B.S. Violin Performance and Pedagogy, Kazakh National Academy of Music (currently Kazakh National University of Arts)
M.M. Violin Performance, Southern Methodist University
D.M.A. Violin Performance, Temple University
Since his debut with the Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra at age 12, Vladimir Dyo has toured and performed at prestigious venues of the former USSR, Europe, Asia, and the United States, including Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Hall, Seoul Arts Center, Rachmaninoff Hall, Tchaikovsky Hall, Column Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, KBS Hall, UNESCO, United Nations General Headquarters etc. “His mystic contour merged with the instrument and hypnotized the audience….Subtlety and flawlessness of Rachmaninoff’s endlessly versatile music created such an emotional reaction with the audience that many had tears in their eyes…” (N. Zemlyakova, musicologist). “Dyo’s Sarasate was dazzling…” (Michael Church, BBC World Service). “Vladimir Dyo is a violinist who plays with incredible energy and electricity. His rendition of my LEX was spectacular. His is a major talent who has very bright future ahead!” (Michael Daugherty, Grammy winner composer).
He has received numerous awards from foundations, politicians, and national and international competitions including Grand Prize at the Michelangelo Abbado International Competition in Milan, Italy, 2nd prize at the International Yampolski Violin Competition in Moscow, Russia, Grand prizes at the top National and International Competitions in Kazakhstan.
In 2015, he was invited to perform as guest soloist with Ulsan Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium) and at the Peace Concert at the United Nations General Headquarters in NY dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of UN and 65th Anniversary of Korean War, along with legendary coloratura soprano Sumi Jo under the baton of maestro Hong-Jae Kim.
As soloist and chamber musician, Vladimir Dyo performed at the international music festivals including the Graduates of Moscow Conservatory (Russia), Ost-West-Musikfest, Prague-Vienna-Budapest, and Mozarteum (Austria). The Cliburn Institute (USA), Seoul International Music Camp Festival, GwangJu International Classic Festival (Korea), the iPalpiti International Laureates Festival (Los Angeles, USA), and served as faculty member and assistant conductor at the 20th Summit Music Festival in New York. In addition, he has collaborated with and performed works by living composers including Daugherty’s “Lex”, Tsontakis’ 2nd Violin Concerto, and premiered works by David Carpenter, Allen Krantz, Kareem Roustom, Paul Moravec and others.
As entrepreneur and artistic director of Global Music Partnership, Vladimir Dyo has launched numerous projects around the world including concerts, festivals, competitions, and master classes creating opportunities for young and professional performers. One of the highlights among projects is the annual GMP Young Talents World Festival of Performing Arts at Carnegie Hall. GMP is also committed to support young musicians and musicians with disabilities.
Dr. Dyo has taught violin and chamber music at various institutions including Temple University, Kazakh National Academy of Music; and was invited to give master classes at Shanghai University, Chonnam University, Kazakh National University of Arts, Seoul Arts High School, Seoul International Music Camp Festival, Ilsan Youth Orchestra (South Korea), and Veritas Youth Orchestra (USA). Dr. Dyo’s students are winners of local and international competitions; they have performed at various venues internationally including Carnegie Hall in New York. Some of them entered Harvard, Yale, Columbia and other prestigious universities to pursue their careers.
He has adjudicated the Youth Competition of Korean Musicians Association of Philadelphia (2010-2016) and the Eastern Division Students Competition of Music Teachers’ National Association (2011). Vladimir has been featured on BBC World Service program hosted by Michael Church, and in 2019, he was featured on the cover of Strad Korea Magazine including a cover story about his activities as soloist, educator and artistic director of the Global Music Partnership.