Anatoly Taran, Belarusian accordion player, was born in 1986 in Slutsk (Belarus).
He received a classical music education at the Belarusian Academy of Music.
He studied at the musician and composer Alexander Shuvalov, who greatly influenced the choice of musical style of the artist. The main musical direction, which plays Anatoly is pop-jazz in the original copyright arrangements with elements of improvisation.
Anatoly Taran is three times winner of the Grand Prize President of republic of Belarus, winner of special Presidential Fund for the Support of Talented Youth, winner of the international competitions:
- 2008 Kiev "accoholiday" (Ukraine) - 1 Award
- 2008 Przemysl (Poland) - 3 Award
- 2009 Przemysl (Poland) - 1 Award
- 2011 Klingenthal (Germany) - 2 Award
- 2015 Mons (Belgium) - 1 Award
- 2015 Klingenthal (Germany) - 2 Award
- 2015 Castelfidardo (Italy) - 1 Award
- 2015 Moscow (Russia) - 1 Award
- 2016 Trophee Mondial (Portugal) - 1 Award
- 2017 Vilnius (Lithuania) - 1 Award
- 2017 Mons (Belgium) - 2 Award / Taran trio
- 2017 Accorde Opale (France) - the Grand prix
- 2017 Castelfidardo (Italy) - 2 Award / Taran trio
- 2017 Trophee Mondial (France) - 1 Award / Taran trio
He is also winner of music festivals in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Estonia, Latvia,Lithuania, China, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Turkey, Armenia, France, Belarus, Tajikistan, Belgium, Switzerland, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Germany.
In 2013 he recorded his first solo album "Jazz Piece".
In 2015, Anatoly won the competition of the Ministry of Culture of Poland "Gaude Polonia" and won a scholarship to study at the jazz-trained faculty of the Academy of Music in Gdansk, Professor Cezary Pacioreka.
Since 2016 Anatoly Taran is an artist Viktoria Accordions.
Since 2017 Anatoly Taran is graduate student of the Royal Academy of Music in Belgium (Mons)