Vladimir Vaskevich received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Stolyarsky School of Music and his Master of Music degree from Odessa State Conservatory (Ukraine). He was a member of the Odessa Opera Orchestra and the Odessa Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (clarinet and saxophone) as well as leader and arranger of ensembles for the Odessa City Music Entertainment Company. In addition to his classical performing, he participated in Jazz Festivals through Russia and the Ukraine, including performances in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Vladimir also served on the faculty at the Odessa State Musical College for sixteen years before emigrating to the United States.
Vladimir and his wife, violinist Svitlana Kovalenko, have been performing together for many years as the “Romantic Duo”, sharing their music at many organizational events, family celebrations, retirement communities and nursing homes throughout the region. Vladimir teaches clarinet and saxophone for Clark University’s Neighborhood Music Program, the Wachusett Regional School District’s after school music program and has been on Joy of Music’s faculty since 2006.