Russian virtuoso Vladimir Gorbach began his guitar studies in the class of Yury Kuzin at the state music school in Novosibirsk, and later in the class of Arkady Burkhanov at the Mikhail Glinka Conservatory. He continued his education at the music academy in Cologne under the guidance of Roberto Aussel. His international success began when he was accepted into the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation Live Music Now outreach programme. He then went on to win 10 international guitar competitions in Spain, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Greece, and, most recently, in the United States at the Guitar Foundation of America, leading him to a fifty-concert tour throughout America, Canada, Mexico, South America, and China. He has played as a soloist and chamber musician with the Orchestra de Las Beiras, the Orchestra de Aveiro, the Russian Academic Chamber Orchestra Musica Viva, the New Russia Symphony Orchestra, and the Cologne Junge Philharmonie, and has performed in prestigous halls throughout Europe, Russia, North America and Australia, in addition to giving masterclasses and concerts at numerous festivals.