Vyacheslav Ganelin was born in Moscow in 1944. He graduated in 1968 from the State Conservatory Vilnius/Lithuania where he then taught composition; he subsequently became Music Director of the Vilnius Russian Drama Theatre.
In 1971 he had founded the "Ganelin Trio" (with V. Chekassin and V. Tarasov) which toured most European countries durings the ‘70s and the '80s, and had an extraordinary success worldwide. In 1987 he left Lithuania and emmigrated to Israel.
In 1999 he founded the new GANELIN TRIO PRIORITY.
Vyacheslav Ganelin has written compositions for symphonic orchestra, theater, chamber music, vocal ensembles, jazz big-band, two operas, three pieces for ballet and the sound tracks for more than 30 films.