Vladimir KRAYNEV studied under the leadership of famous G. and S.Neygauz. He is laureate of International competitions in Leeds, Lisbon, Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow. Kraynev is known as outstanding Russian pianist, he gives recitals and performs with many orchestras over the world. He devotes much time to chamber performing, cooperating with talented contemporary artists. Professor of Moscow conservatoire and High Music School of Hanover. Initiated realization of International Competition of Young Pianists in his native Kharkov."International charity Fund for young pianist named after V.Kraynev" was managed under his patronage.