Pianograduated from Moscow Conservatory (class of J.Zaka, E.Gilels).
He is a laureate of Bach International Competition (Leipzig, 1969, I prize), Queen Elizabeth International Competition (Brussels, 1972, I prize).
Since 1974 lives abroad (at the present in France). Performs in Europe, USA, Japan. Had concerts with famous orchestras of Europe, such as: Berlin Philharmonic, London Royal Philharmonic, orchestra of Mariinsky Theatre. Made with the company “DENON” some recordings (Beethoven, Brahms, Musorgsky).
Last years V. Afanasyev practice also as a conductor. A lot of time devotes to literature work. He is author of ten novels on English and French, poems, musical articles. He is also a famous expert and collector of vine and antiquarian furniture.
At present lives in Versailles.
1 Theatre Square
Mariinsky-2 (New Theatre):
34 Dekabristov Street
Mariinsky Concert Hall:
20 Pisareva street