Vitaly Makukin was born in Crimea in 1975. He was only 4 when he started his career as a musician, playing piano. His first guitar was offered to Vitaly when he was 10 years old. Two years later, he understood that this instrument will help him to express himself fully. He was around 24 when he tried tapping playing. Today, he perfectly masters this technique and, gifted as he is, makes Vitaly a great virtuoso and one of the best guitarist in the world, opening a new era to guitar playing.

Graduated from Aluchta and Simferopol musical institutes, he writes his own music at crossroad between central Europe traditions, classical culture and jazz. This results into very well structured and melodious compositions.

Vitaly Makukin is currently starting his international career as concertist. He used to play on electric guitars. Today, he has chosen the more natural and soft sound of electro acoustic guitars, with great success.