Internationally acclaimed soloist, Vitaly Vatulya became a prize-winner of more than twenty
national and international competitions, among which are “Delphic Games”, one of the most
prestigious competition in Russia, First prize at the International Saxophone Competition ‘Marco
Fiorindo’ in Italy, International Saxophone Competition in Nova Gorica (Slovenia).
Vitaly Vatulya performs as a soloist and an active ensemble player, gives concerts in Europe,
Russia and abroad. He performs with the leading Russian and European orchestras, including the
Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Russian State Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg State
Capella Symphony Orchestra, Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Kosovo Philharmonic and
others. Vitaly is a soloist of the St. Petersburg House of Music.
As a chamber musician together with pianist Maria Nemtsova has founded VitaDuo, regularly
collaborates with Keuris saxophone quartet, Ebonit Saxophone Quartet, cellist Evgeny
Rumyantsev, violinist Artiom Shishkov and others.
Vitaly has an active teaching career. His students become winners of international competitions
and festivals regularly. He gave master-classes in more than twenty countries all over the world,
including Zagreb Music Academy, Yerevan State Conservatoire, Academy of Music of the
University of Ljubljana, Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Academia de Musica de
Lagos in Portugal and other places.
In 2018 Vitaly joined pedagogical team of 19th Habanera Academy of Saxophone and
participated at the 19th “Saxophone in movement” Festival in Poitiers, France. Vitaly’s
performances can often be heard on the Russian and European radio and TV.
Since 2007 the saxophonist released three CDs, where he performed the works by Hindemith,
Debussy, Franck, Mendelssohn, Borne and others. Vitaly Vatulya regularly takes part in various
festivals in France, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Poland, Israel, Singapore, Netherlands and
Vitaly is also one of the authors and initiators of the ‘Music for Peace’ international charitable
project (www.music-peace.com), which aim is to give concerts and master-classes in the postconflict
zones and bring new dimensions into people’s life. Festival of the Topical Music
‘Re:Formers Fest’ (www.reformersfest.com) is another Vitaly’s collaborative project which
focuses in performing rare contemporary repertoire, promoting new musical forms and genres.
<Alexander Glazounov Concerto for saxophone alto and string orchestra Es Dur, op. 109>