Composer. Graduated at Gnesin Academy of Music and had a post graduate study at Moscow State Conservatory. His main interest falls in the field of instrumental music genres. Last years he also created electro-acoustic music compositions: N-design for percussion and tape, Echolaliyi for 2 flutes and tape, ballet "Petrushka" and exactly 10 pieces for synthesizers. In 1991 Vladimir Nikolaev became the laureat of First International Lutoslavsky competition. In a year he became the winner of Lili Boulanger Memory Fund (Boston, USA). Worked with Theremin Center.