1989 Oleg Kogan won the All-Soviet Union Cello
Competition. He has performed with orchestras
including the Moscow Philharmonic, the State
Symphony Orchestra of the USSR, Latvian State
Symphony Orchestra, Geneva Chamber Orchestra
and London Soloist Chamber Orchestra and has
given numerous recitals in France, Germany,
Holland, Israel, Switzerland and the UK.
1994 to 1999 Oleg was a member of the Shidlof
Quartet with a busy performing and recording
schedule in Britain and abroad. In 1998 he became
founder and artistic director of the Razumovsky
Ensemble, a group of dynamic soloists and section
leaders from world-class orchestras.
worked with artists such as Murray Perrahia,
Bernard dAscoli, Yuri Bashmet, Iona
Brown and Jack Brymer among others, recorded
for Doron DRC in Switzerland, Opus 111 in
France and Linn Records in the UK and broadcast
on Radio France, Swiss Romande, Israel Radio,
Classic FM and BBC Radio 3.
Kogan has appeared as Guest Principal with
several British orchestras including the Philharmonia
Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra.
At the age of 25, Oleg was the youngest Associate
Professor at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory
in Moscow. Since 1996 he has been teaching
at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Many of his students have distinguished careers
and have won many major awards and prizes
at National and International competitions
including the YCA in New York, the Tchaikovsky
International Competition in Moscow, Lutoslawski
Competition in Poland, Geneva International
Competition and ARD International Competition
in Munich. Oleg Kogan is a Professor of Margess
International of Switzerland and gives regular
masterclases in Norway and Belgium.
plays a Rugieri Cello of 1685.