Artem Vassiliev was born in Kazakhstan in 1974 and moved to Moscow in 1980. He started studying music at the age of 12 and then went on to do his principle studies in composition with Yuri Vorontsov and lectro-acoustic music with Anatoly Kisselev at Gnessins College 1991-95 and with Vorontsov at the Moscow State Conservatoire 1995-2002. 2001-2002 he was granted a full scolarship to the post-graduate department at the Royal Academy of Music in London where he completed MMus in Composition course with distinction.
He has worked as a tutor in electro-acoustic music at Gnessins’ College and as a teacher at the sound engineering department at Gnessins’ Academy. He has been given the ORSAS award to continue his studies on PhD course at the Royal Academy of Music, where he combines his research with teaching instrumentation and music technology courses.
He has composed many works in both traditional and electro-acoustic media. His works “The Ways” and “Gestures” were awarded prizes in the Residence Section of the 23rd and 25th Bourges International Electro-acoustic Competition. Following these awards, he studied in studios in France, Hungary and England.
His works have been performed at the Moscow Autumn Festival, Moscow Forum music festivals and at international festivals in France, Great Britain, Sweden, Holland, USA, Switzerland and several other European countries. In UK his music was premiered at Wigmore Hall, South Bank Centre and also at Bath, Dartington, Berio and Kurtag Music Festivals.
Commissions have been received from the Royal Academy of Music in London, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Köln Sinfonietta, Homecoming Music Festival in Russia and Paul Dresher Electroacoustic Band in USA.