Oleg Stepanov

Oleg Stepanov was born in Riga, Latvia and completed his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory under Professor Lev Vlassenko.

In 1988 Oleg won the First Prize and Grand Prize at the prestigious international competition ‘Music de Chambre’ in Florence, Italy. Since then, he has performed widely throughout the former USSR and recorded for Moscow Radio and Television. He has appeared as a soloist and ensemble player in the former USSR, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Bulgaria, Poland Hungary, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia. For several years Oleg collaborated with the world renowned cellist Daniel Shafran, performing in the most prestigious venues in Russia and abroad. Oleg’s teaching career began at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, where he was invited to join the piano department.

Oleg has been teaching at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University since 1992 and currently is a Coordinator of the Young Conservatorium Piano Program. Many of his students have won major national and international piano competitions and scholarships.