Vladislav Adelkhanov started to play violin at the age of seven, subsequently winning Georgian national violin competitions in 1979, 1980 and 1983. He first studied with David Reizner in Tbilisi Balanchivadze Music College, and from 1986 to 1989 in Moscow Conservatory Music College with Olga Voytova. In 1987 he's won Mendelssohn concerto competition, and in 1988 performed this concerto in Pillar Hall. He is a 1994 graduate of Moscow Conservatoire where his tutors were Maya Glezarova and Sergey Fatkulin. His postgraduate degree is from Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where in 1997 he completed Advanced Instrumental Studies Course under Yfrah Neaman.
From 1989 to 1994 he led several Baroque HIP projects, based on Bylsma and Goebel methods. In 1992 he was awarded 6th prize at the 4th Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition. From 1993 to 1996 he worked in Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Osaka Symphonika, and as leader and assistant conductor of Moscow Amadeus Orchestra, partnering with conductors Helmuth Rilling, Arpad Joó, Vladimir Simkin, Justus Frantz and Thomas Sanderling. In 1998 he served as deputy leader in Moscow Virtuosi orchestra. In 1999 under the name Vladislav Steinberg his book Travels was published in Moscow by 'Galaktika' publishing house.
From 2000 he taught violin and viola and conducted the orchestra in St Leonards School. In 2004 he was appointed as leader of St. Andrews University Symphony Orchestra. His 2004 solo appearances included Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Sibelius concertos played in Brechin Cathedral, Caird Hall, Greyfriars Church, St. Andrews University respectively. Earlier still, in December 2001 he performed 24 Capriccios by Niccolo Paganini in St John's Smith Square. His musical collaborations include conductors Jill Craig and Ralph Jamieson, cellist Robin Mason, pianists Stephen Gutman, Maxim Pakhomov and Gilmour Macleod. He performs under a stage name Vladislav Steinberg.
He was awarded 1st prize in a prose category for 2014 by Chicago based Russian language literary magazine Lexicon.
He is a great-grandson of Simon Steinberg.