Vladimir Tarasov was born in Archangelsk, Russia. Since 1968 he has lived and worked in Vilnius, Lithuania. For many years Tarasov performed with the Lithuanian Symphonic Orchestra and other symphonic, chamber, and jazz orchestras in Lithuania, Europe and the USA. From 1971 to 1986, Tarasov was a member of the contemporary jazz music trio GTC together with Viatcheslav Ganelin and Vladimir Chekasin. He writes music for orchestras, film, and theatre, and is equally engaged in the visual arts, both solo, and collaborating with artists such as Ilya Kabakov and others. Tarasov has performed, among others with Andrew Cyrille, the Rova Saxophone Quartet, Anthony Braxton and Lauren Newton.