Vitalij Neugasimov was born in 1978 in Vilnius, Lithuania. His father, Vasilij Neugasimov, was electronics engineer, mother Lija Neugasimova (Belenkaja) is professional pianist. Since 1985 he has been studying piano in B. Dvarionas special music school with A. Velička. In 1996, he was graduated from music school with honors, and in the same year entered the Lithuanian Music Academy. There he studied organ with Prof. L. Digrys, and piano with Doc. S. Okruško. Since 1999 till 2012, Vitalij has been working in Liepaites choral singing school accompanying and teaching piano, solfeggio, music history, vocal and improvisation. As a singer, pianist and organ player he had concerts in Poland, Belorussia, Ukraine, Moldova, Russia, Germany, Belgium, Sweden and Netherlands.
Vitalij is a founder of numerous music projects in Lithuania, including male a cappella group “Quorum”, early and contemporary music mixture “Pop with Wigs”, folk music project “Bridges Between Cultures” and so on.
He also plays organ and harpsichord together with various choirs, orchestras, ensembles and soloists and is highly appreciated for his basso continuo playing skills. Vitalij is also well-known in Lithuania for his teaching methods, and is considered to be one of the most prominent tutors. Some of his pupils are already successful performers, some continue their studies in Lithuanian high schools or even abroad, for egz., in Tech Music School in London or in Royal Conservatoire in Scotland, also Hague Royal Conservatoire in Netherlands.
Vitalij took part in numerous TV shows and competitions in Lithuania, such as „Voice of Lithuania“ (1 season, assistant of tutor E. Sipavicius), „Battle of the Choirs“ (2,3, and 4 season, arranger, tutor of „Indigo choir“ from Panevėžys, 2-nd place), „Patriotic song contest“ (5-th place for his group „Quorum“ song „Pagaminta Lietuvoje“), „Vilniaus Bokštai“ (2-nd place for his song „Lietus apie mus“, special award for his song „Nepaskutinis žodis“).
His compositions and free improvisations are based on classical traditons with the influence of sacred, folk, pop, jazz and modern music. His piano piece “Lullaby” by was included in the ABRSM Piano syllabus “Piano Exam Pieces 2015 & 2016, Grade 2” main list. During two years „Lullaby“ was played by thousands of pupils all over the world. He also collaborates with „Pianoheads“ company, founded by his sister, piano teacher Liudmila Neugasimova and her husband Martynas Vilkelis. It is based in London and provides multiple resources for music education. As the result of cooperative work, in 2016 OUP (Oxford University Press) publishes two „Pianoheads“ collections – sets of piano pieces, written by Vitalij Neugasimov („Piano Sketches“).
It was followed by „Piano Sketches“ for 4 hands (Duets), which has appeared in 2017.
In 2018 another piece of Vitalij called „Lazy Bear“ was included in the ABRSM piano syllabus.