Vladimir Viktorovich Samsonov - opera singer (baritone),

 Honored Artist of Russia, soloist of the State Academic Mariinsky Opera and Ballet Theater.

 Head of the Variety and theatrical direction at the International Academy of Music of Elena Obraztsova.

 Full member of the Academy of Russian Literature and Fine Arts named after G.R.  Derzhavin.

 Winner of the Grand Prix and the Audience Award at the Mario del Monaco International Competition for Opera Singers in Italy.

 Medal "Leonardo da Vinci" for achievements in art from the European Academy of Natural Sciences.

 The distinction of the Department of Culture of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation "FOR MERIT".

 Prize of the Independent European Music Critics "Best Opera Performance in Europe - 2017" for the performance of the part of Tsar Dodon in the opera by N.A.  Rimsky-Korsakov's "The Golden Cockerel" staged by the National Opera of Lorraine.

 Medal "For Merit in Culture and Art" from the Academy of Russian Literature and Fine Arts named after G.R.  Derzhavin.  Winner of the Grand Prix at the St. Petersburg Engagement International Theater Festival.  Medal "People's Actor KS Stanislavsky".  Order of the Central Council of Officers of Russia "For Service to Russia".  Commemorative medal "Admiral G. I. Nevelskoy" for assistance in moral and patriotic education of citizens, strengthening of economic prosperity, authority, power and independence of Russia, preservation of Russian historical and cultural heritage.  Commemorative medal "Patriot of Russia" for a great personal contribution to the work of patriotic education, the manifestation of patriotism in public and service activities.  Commemorative medal of the Central Council of Officers of Russia "For loyalty to the fleet".

 Soloist of the State Academic Bolshoi Theater of Russia in 1995-1998.  Premier of the St. Petersburg Theater of the Musical Comedy 1991-2013.  Pupil of the State Leningrad Conservatory named after N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov.

 Opera, operetta, musical, musical and dramatic solo performances, academic chamber repertoire, old Russian salon and city romances, Russian folk songs, Soviet and foreign classical stage, bard song and many other genres are included in the vast musical range of this extraordinary and talented singer,  an actor, teacher, playwright and composer from St. Petersburg.

Vladiimir Samsonov us Forester in Premiere opera Jan??ek "The Cunning Little Vixen" in Lyon Opera
Premiere of “The Violet of Montmartre”
Saint Petersburg State Theatre of Musical Comedy.
Concert at Finlandia Hall (St. Petersburg)
Ballads and songs of the last century ...