Vladimir Mendelssohn was born into a family of long musical tradition in Romania and studied viola and composition in Bucharest. He is very much in demand as a player of chamber music and regularly performs at numerous international music festivals with the world’s top musicians. With the Enesco Quartet he is invited to play all over the world in the most prestigious concert halls. He has also given solo concerts and made many recordings for different record labels.
Vladimir is a prolific composer, writing works for solo instruments, mixed choir and symphony and chamber orchestras. He has also written chamber music and music for ballet, stage and screen.
At present he is professor of chamber music at the Paris Conservatoire and also teaches in The Hague, Essen and Bologna and gives master classes around the world. Since 2005, Vladimir Mendelssohn has been the Artistic Director of the Kuhmo International Chamber Music Festival in Finland.