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Vladimir Druzhinin was born in 1983 in Novosibirsk, Russia in scientists family. In 2000 graduated from high school (physico-mathematical speciality) and successfully passed the entrance exams to Novosibirsk State University. Graduated with the bachelor of physics degree in 2004. Continued studies and graduated in 2006 with master degree (specialization in accelerator physics). From 2000 to 2008 worked and was an intern in Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics.

From 2004 (in addition to university master studies) studied at strings department (doublebass) of Novosibirsk Music College.

In 2007 accepted the invitation to the vacancy of bass player in local phylharmonic big-band. Music activities starts to become dominant from that moment. From 2007 took part actively in Novosibirsk jazz life. Worked in the big-band and as session musician.

In 2010 moved to Moscow where he has met Timofey Tkach and was accepted by him as an apprentice. Since that time switched to luthiery as the main occupation.

Now works in Liuteria workshop. Constructs various designs of classical guitar, lutes, do restoration jobs. Also works on his own design of acoustic bass.