Victor Protodyakonov is guitarist, clinician and jazz educator. He has organized a series of jazz concerts at Udmurt State Philharmony. There he performed together with leading Russian jazz musicians:
David Goloschokin, Alexander Serov,
Serge Hutas, Eugene Boretz and others. There he played also with foreign artists:Bill
Skeat (Great Britain) and Alexander Fisher (Austria).
He became a Member of IAJE
(International Association for Jazz for Education) and did clinics at annual IAJE
Conference in New York
in 1998 with clinics “The Way from Charlie Christian to John
In 2006 he was visiting Fulbright Scholar at JCCC (Johnson County Community College),
KS. He has recorded his album as a leader - “Victor Protodyakonov and KC Connection” with American jazzmen Paul Smith(piano), Steve Rigazzi(double bass) and
Tim Cambrone (drums) and
played in Kansas City local jazz clubs. Victor recorded also DVD concert with one of the best KC guitarists Danny Embrey and bass player Steve
Rigazzi. He collaborated with composer and pianist Mike
Victor currently is teaching in School of Music in Izhevsk, Russia.