Vaso Ristov was born in 1965 in Radovish, Republic of Macedonia.
He finished music high school in Shtip in the class of Prof. Simeon Savev. MA. Ristov graduated from the Faculty of Music Art in Skopje again in the class of Prof. Simeon Savev.
Since 1986 until today he has been first trumpeter-soloist of the Macedonian Opera and Ballet.
From 1986 to 2000 he was a part-time associate with the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra.
From1990 to 2000 he was a part-time associate with the Military Orchestra of ARM.
He has been a part-time associate trumpet teacher at DMBUC “Ilija Nikolovski Luj” since September 1990.
Since 2001 he has been a part-time associate lecturer at the Faculty of Music, teaching Trumpet. Since April 2006-Associate professor at the Faculty of Music in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.In the period of 1996 until 1998. Ristov specialized and earned Master degree from the State Academy of Music "Pancho Vladigerov" in Sofia, Republic of Bulgaria in the class of Prof. Angel Makedonski.
Since 2006 .Ristov has been an Associate professor at the Faculty of Music in Prishtina – Kosovo, teaching Trumpet, Chamber music and Teaching methods.
Since 01-10-2007 he has been working as a part-time associate lecturer at the State University in Tetovo, Faculty of Music. Republic of Macedonia.
From 2012 working as a freelance collaborator as an Associent Professor at the State University of the Faculty of Music in Shtip. Republic of Macedonia.
From 2015 he is a visiting professor in the Faculty of Music in Mitrovica(Kosovo).
He has also been a participant in many master classes in his country as well as abroad.
He has been cooperating with many conductors from all around the world.