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Vadim Baev was born in the Russian city of Severodvinsk on the White Sea. He began his first accordion lessons at the age of 5 with Tamara Faleva, and later continued his musical education at the music college under Swetlana Farber.

In 2008, he moved to Moscow and commenced his musical training at the Gnesins Music Academy under the guidance of Prof. Yuri Sidorov.

From 2014 to 2017, Vadim completed the Master's program at the University of Music and Dance Cologne under Helmut Quakernack.

Vadim has impressive credentials, being a laureate of both Russian and international competitions.


His talents have been supported by several scholarships and grants, including those from the Werner Richard - Dr. Carl Dörken Foundation and Live Music Now (Cologne).

His active concert schedule as an accordionist and member of various projects such as the trio "SpiegelBild," the theater production "La Môme Piaf," the Klezmer group "The Klezmer Tunes," and the band "Chanson Trottoir" has led him to numerous solo and chamber music concerts across Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Russia. Since May 2022, he has been working as an accordion teacher at the Rheinische Musikschule in Cologne.

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