Vladimir Nester

Before Vladimir – a professional musician for more than 20 years – made Canada his new home, he mastered both guitar and composition in Russia. Prize winner of a notable international classical guitar copmetition, he graduated from Rostov State Conservatory and toured across Europe with The Bis Band, and also as a soloist.

In Canada, Vladimir continued his musical career. He has released two CDs, “Classical and Jazz Compositions for Guitar” and “Bossanova Live and More”. For a number of years, he has been teaching music, performing with bands such as Maderaz, Lady Son, Bossanova, and many more, for whom he has also written songs and arrangements. Vladimir has appeared on award-winning records and TV and radio stations, including the CBC.

With Maderaz Latin Music, Vladimir performed roughly 100 educational shows per year in schools in Ontario as a part of Prologue To The Performing Arts.

Watch Vladimir here, in a music video for a song he wrote and arranged for one of his Toronto projects.

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