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Born in Ukraine and currently residing in England, Vadim is the keyboard wizard of DragonForce. Vadim’s formal training on piano began at age 8. He quit music lessons out of boredom just three years later and became a self-taught player instead. Around that time, Vadim discovered rock music and knew he had to pursue it as a career. He began creating new sounds and melodies on his Yamaha PSS-51 at age 12 and has carried on with the keyboard ever since.

Outside of his work with DragonForce, Vadim plays guitar and is interested in photography. He is married, has two daughters and is currently taking some time off touring.

Musical Influences
Yngwie Malmsteen, Devin Townsend, Strapping Young Lad, Steve Vai, Pantera, Judas Priest, Symphony X, Dream Theater.

Signature Stage Moves
Hyper stage performance

KEYBOARDS
Korg M3 – 88 keys
Korg Triton Extreme
Korg X50

Amplification AND Rig Setup
Korg Kaoss Pad KP3
Theremin with Rocktron G200 Guitar Processor
MIDIjet Pro – Wireless Midi System
Customised Roland AX7

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