His maternal great-grandfather, Ivan Ter-Grigorian (1883–1968) was one of the founders and later director of the Emergency Medical Services in Tbilisi. His paternal great-grandfather, Shimon Steinberg (1887–1955) served as Musical Director in the Ukrainian State Jewish Theater in Kiev.
Vladislav started to play violin at the age of seven. He won Georgian national violin competitions in 1979, 1980 and 1983. His first solo appearance with an orchestra took place in 1979 when he performed Antonio Vivaldi’s a-minor Violin concerto with the Georgian Chamber Orchestra. In 1985 he entered Tbilisi Music College No3, where he continued his studies under David Reizner. In 1986 he became a student of the Moscow Conservatoire Music College where he studied under Olga Voitova and Maya Glezarova. In 1987 he’s won Mendelssohn concerto competition and later performed this concerto in Kolonny Hall in Moscow. In 1989 he continued his studies in Moscow State Conservatoire. His tutor there was Sergey Fatkulin. In 1992 he became a prizewinner of the 4th Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition in Odense, Denmark.
After graduating conservatoire in 1994, for the next three years Vladislav continued his training first in Internationalen Bachakademie in Stuttgart, and then in Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. On his return to Moscow he worked in Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and toured with this ensemble during its 1997-1998 season. In 1999 under the name Vladislav Steinberg his book "Travels" was published in Moscow by "Galaktika" publishing house.
In the year 2000 he was invited to teach violin and viola in St Leonards School in St. Andrews, Scotland. In 2004 Vladislav was appointed at the post of the leader and coach of St. Andrews University Symphony Orchestra. Earlier still, in December 2001 he performed 24 Capriccios by Niccolo Paganini in St John's Smith Square, London. He performs under the stage name Vladislav Steinberg.