Vladimir Avralyov
June 25, 1948 — February 19, 2006
The founder of Voronezh Musical Instruments Factory AKKO, the Merited Artist of the Russian Federation
Graduated from Kuibyshev Musical College in 1966 and Gorky Conservatory (currently Glinka Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory) in 1971. In the late 1960 – early 1970s, he gave lectures at Gorky Musical College and was a soloist of the Gorky Philharmonic, at the same time teaching at Kuznetsk Musical College in Penza Oblast.

Later, Vladimir Avralyov served as a soloist of the Voronezh State Philharmonic and taught at Voronezh State Academy of Arts; in 1999, he became an assistant professor.

Throughout his musical career, Vladimir Avralyov was awarded many times:
1976 — as the winner of the Vogtland Days of Music in Klingenthal, Germany, with the 1st degree award, a golden medal, and a cup;
1991 — received the title of the Merited Artist of the Russian Federation;
2004 — received the “silver disk” for the achievements in bayan art at the International Festival Bayan and Bayanists in Moscow;
2005 — listed in the Golden Book of the Nation in the Culture and Art nomination for outstanding achievements in the best interests of Russia.