1971, Kiev, Ukraine. Graduated with honors from the P.I. Tchakovsky National Academy of Music in Ukraine and between 1995 and 1998 completed his education at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía with Professor Dimitri Bashkirov, Head of the Banco Santander Foundation Piano Chair.
At present he is Accompany Piano Professor at the Violin Chair of that School and Piano Professor at the Katarina Gurska Music Teaching Center.
Vadim Gladkov has won several international prizes; among them, IX Da Ciudade do Porto Piano Competition, I N. Lysenko; International Competition in Kiev, Minsk Springtime Piano Competition, VII Grieg International Competition in Oslo, IX José Iturbi Competition in Valencia, III Premi Principat d'Andorra Competition, among others.
Has offered concerts in his country, Ukraine and in Germany, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Japan, France, Mongolia, Holland, Norway, England, Italy, etc. and has recorded for SONY and NAXOS.