B.S. Violin Performance and Pedagogy, Kazakh National Academy of Music (currently Kazakh National University of Arts)
M.M. Violin Performance, Southern Methodist University
D.M.A. Violin Performance, Temple University
Since age 12, Vladimir Dyo has toured and performed in prestigious venues of the former USSR, Europe, Asia, and the United States, including Rachmaninoff Hall, Tchaikovsky Hall, Column Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, UNESCO, KBS Hall, Carnegie Hall and Walt Disney Hall. He has received numerous top awards from national and international competitions (including Grand Prize at the Michelangelo Abbado International Competition in Milan, Italy), foundations, and politicians. Dyo has performed on BBC World Service program, and multiple times on Kazakhstan National Radio and Television.
He has collaborated with eminent musicians including Alan Buribayev, Aiman Mussakhadjaeva, Eduard Grach, Paolo Subrizi, Hugh Sung, Eduard Schmieder, Luis Biava, Jeffrey Solow, Julius Berger, Rin-Jong Yang and others.
Dyo was featured as soloist and chamber musician at the international music festivals including the Graduates of Moscow Conservatory (Russia), Ost-West-Musikfest, Prague-Vienna-Budapest, and Mozarteum (Austria). The Cliburn Institute (USA), Seoul International Music Camp Festival (Korea), and the iPalpiti International Laureates Festival (Los Angeles, USA). His teachers include Svetlana Abdussadykova, Raissa and Aiman Mussahadjaeva in Kazakhstan, where he studied in the famous Baiseitova School and Kazakh National Academy of Music (currently Kazakh National University of Arts). He studied with Dr. Eduard Schmieder at SMU and Temple University.
As devoted pedagogue, Dyo continues the traditions of the Bel Canto Violin School (advocated by Schmieder), and currently serves as a full-time faculty member and coordinator of chamber ensembles at the Boyer College of Music. Prior to joining Temple faculty, Dyo taught violin and conducted the symphony orchestra at the Kazakh National Academy of Music, Astana, Kazakhstan; served as violin professor and soloist at the international Summer Music Camp Festival in Seoul, South Korea; served as concertmaster of the Kazakh State Chamber Orchestra, and was featured as faculty member and assistant conductor at the Summit Music Festival in New York. His research interests include application of bel canto style to violin performance, string performance and pedagogy.
Dyo's students have performed at various venues including prestigious Perelman Theater in Philadelphia and Weil Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall in New York, as winners of the international competitions. Adjudications include Youth Competition of Korean Musicians Association of Philadelphia in 2010 and 2012, and the Eastern Division Students Competition of Music Teachers’ National Association in 2011.
"His mystic contour merged with instrument and hypnotized the audience....Subtlety and flawlessness of Rachmaninoff's endlessly versatile music created such an emotional reaction with the audience that many had tears on their eyes..." — musicologist N. Zemlyakova.
"Dyo's Sarasate was dazzling..." — Michael Church, BBC World Service