Mr. Ovchinnikov’s concerto appearances include the Chicago Symphony, Flint Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Princeton Symphony, all the major London orchestras, Bournemouth Symphony, Hague Residentie Orkest, Hallé Orchestra (Manchester), Leipzig Gewandhaus, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the Zurich Tonhalle, among others. He appears frequently with such leading Russian orchestras as the Moscow Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and the Russian State Symphony Orchestra, with whom he has toured France, the Netherlands and North and South America.
Vladimir Ovchinnikov has collaborated with many renowned conductors, among them Vladimir Ashkenazy, Matthias Bamert, James Conlon, Alexander Dmitriev, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Valery Gergiev, Mariss Jansons, Neeme Järvi, Yakov Kreizberg, Libor Pesek, Valery Poliansky, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Thomas Sanderling, Maxim Shostakovich, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and Sir Georg Solti. Festival appearances include Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Schleswig-Holstein, Singapore, Hollywood Bowl and Van Cliburn (Fort Worth). He has also appeared in many of the world’s most prestigious venues: Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Vienna Musikverein, Théâtre de Champs-Elysées in Paris, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Great Hall of Moscow’s State Conservatory, and the Great Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic.
Vladimir Ovchinnikov follows the tradition of the famous Russian piano school of Heinrich Neuhaus, having graduated from the Central Special Music School of Moscow in the class of Anna Artobolevskaya and the Moscow Conservatory, where he studied with Alexey Nasedkin.
Director of the Central Music School of the Moscow state Tchaikovsky Conservatory from 2011 since 2016, for several years he has also been a visiting professor of piano at the Royal Northern College of Music in England. He is currently professor of piano at the Moscow Conservatory and visiting professor of piano at the Sakuyo, Japan University. He has also been juror of numerous international piano competitions and Chairman of the jury of the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow.