Vyacheslav Krouglov, the People’s artist of Russian Federation, professor of Gnesin’s Russian academy of music, People’s Artist of the Russian Federation,professors V.Krouglov,S.Dorensky,N.Hashovskaya,I.Voronova Winner of First All-Russian competition of folk instruments players (Moscow, 1972), the Winner of All-Union (Voronezh, 1973) and International (Peru, 1983) competitions, the Art director of “New Names of Moscow” band and “Moscow mandolin” band, the member of art-expert council “New Names”, the Chief of Music Department of Moscow saving culture fund (Government of Moscow), is one of one of the leading domra and mandolin virtuosos of Russia.

Vyacheslav Krouglov is one of a founders of academic school of domra playing. As the soloist of Lenconsert, Rosconsert, Soyuzconsert, Gosconsert, Vyacheslav Krouglov played in such a big cities as Archangelsk, Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski, Sochi, Saint-Petersburg and others. He played in France, Germany, Japan, Australia, United Kingdom and more than 40 countries. He plays with Italian, German, Costa Rica’s, Peruan orchestras, Kurmangazy orchestra (Kazahstan), Osipov’s orchestra, TV&Radio orchestra, “Vremena goda”, “Vivaldi”, “Amadeus”, “Rossiyskaya kamerata”.

Vyacheslav Krouglov permanently expands his repertory. Famous composers as S. Slonimsky, K. Volkov, E. Podgaiz, V. Pozhidaev write music for him. He recorded 7 CDs and leaved many records on radio and TV.


He has many graduates — people’s artists, professors S. Lukin, M. Gorobtzov; Chief of Culture Department of Government of Nizhniy Novgorod S. Gorin, winners of different competitions, such as All-Russian competitions of musical university’s students, All-Russian “Cup of Russia”, International “Cup of North” and others.

The special place in his activity is borrowed with work with ensembles. He is the Art director of well-known bands “New Names of Moscow” (folk instrument’s band – bayan, small domra, domra-alt, balalaika). Vyacheslav Krouglov is founder of Russian school of mandolin. His graduates who plays mandolin are winners of Internation al “Cup of North” and International competition in Schweinfurt. Vyacheslav Krouglov is art director of band “Quattro-Mandolin” (only in Russia band with professional mandolin players – 2 mandolins, mandola, mandolonchello, guitar).

Vyacheslav Krouglov is founder of modern technique of playing on domra. He wrote and published two big books – “Art of playing domra” (2001) and “School of playing domra (2003) and many articles.


Vyacheslav Krouglov makes a great work on organizing different competitions in Russia. He is a president of jury on many competitions – “Esenin’s Rus’” (Ryazan), “Samotzvety Rossii” (Ivanovo), “Russian Olimp” (N. Novgorod), “Eaglets of Russia” (Tuapse), “Tikhvin’s lel’” (Tikhvin), “Cup of Russia” (Khanty-Mansiysk), “Tumen’s New Names” (Tumen).

Vyacheslav Krouglov takes part in all important events in field of folk instruments, the last was All-Russian Conference (Salavat, 2005), competition of instrument makers (Moscow, 2004).

Vyacheslav Krouglov as the Chief of Music Department of Moscow carries on large public work. Vyacheslav Krouglov once and again was awarded by different honorific degrees and academic titles, diplomas and certificates of Ministry of culture, Ministry of education, and from different cities of Russia.