Vadim Karassikov


1972Born in Ekaterinburg on November 7th
1993Graduated from the State College of Music in Ekaterinburg
Since 1995his works have been regularly included in the programs of the most important international music festivals and concert series as well as in special concert programs in Moscow, Paris, New York, Amsterdam, Vienna, Berlin, Stockholm, Los Angeles, Montreal, Brussels, Manchester, Huddersfield, Minneapolis, Antwerp, Toronto, Luxemburg, Dresden, Buenos Aires, Salzburg, Frankfurt, Graz, Hamburg, Linz, Stuttgart, Darmstadt and elsewhere
1996Prize from the First International Music Festival “Dialogue” in Moscow
1998Graduated from the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow, where he studied with Edison Denissov
German Academic Exchange Scholarship (DAAD)
2000Künstlerhof Schreyahn Scholarship
2002Herrenhaus Edenkoben Scholarship
2003The Berlin Academy of Art Scholarship
2008“Fleetinsel”-Scholarship of The City of Hamburg
Lecturing at the Hamburg University for Applied Sciences and the High School for Music and Fine Arts Hamburg
2013Scholarship of the International Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia Bamberg
Karassikov‘s compositions have been commissioned by the Ensemble Modern, the Donaueschingen Music Days and the Klangforum Wien, from the Philharmonie Luxembourg and the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Neue Vokalsolisten Stuttgart, the Austrian Radio (ORF) and the ensemble recherche.

He also composed for the Darmstadt International Institute of Music, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Berlin Cultural Senate, the International Gaudeamus Music Week Amsterdam, the „opera silens“ Hamburg as well as for Claude Delangle and Carin Levine.

Karassikov’s works are regularly broadcast by Radio France, Holland Radio, Austrian Radio, West German Radio, Hessian Radio, Middle German Radio, Radio Bremen and other broadcasting companies. They have been released on CD by BIS Grammofon, Sweden (BIS-CD 765).