Born in Baku in 1961, Oleg Marshev trained with Valentina Aristova at the Gnesin School for Highly Gifted Children in Moscow, and with Mikhail Voskresensky at the Moscow Conservatoire where he completed his performance Doctorate gaining the "Diploma with Honour" in 1988.
His First Prize in the 1989 "Pilar Bayona" International Piano Competition in Zaragosa, Spain, proved the first in a series of illustrious competition victories which have confirmed Marshev's reputation as one of the most talented Russian pianists of his generation: in 1990 he won First Prize and Gold Medal at the AMSA World Piano Competition of Cincinnati; in 1991 First Prize at the Concorso Pianistico Internazionale "Cittą di Marsala" and in 1992 the coveted Primo Premio Assoluto at the Concorso Pianistico Internazionale "Roma 1992".
In addition to engagements in Russia, Marshev has performed in Hungary, Poland, Norway, Italy, Japan, United States, Canada and Spain. 1991 saw his New York debut with a highly acclaimed recital at the Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall which led to an invitation to give a recital at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. Marshev's activities also extend to the recording studio: in addition to a Melodiya-CD with works by Rachmaninoff he has recorded for Danacord the complete original solo piano music by Prokofiev (DACOCD 391 - 395), Anton Rubinstein's Piano Concertos Nos. 3 and 4 with the Artur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Ilya Stupel (DACOCD 411), Richard Strauss' Five Piano Pieces and Piano Sonata in B minor (DACOCD 440) and Opera and Ballet Paraphrases by Pavel Pabst (DACOCD 450). An angoing series of Emil von Sauer piano music allready include DACOCD 487 and DACOCD 488 and more recordings are planned (check the Future Releases-section frequently).The Oleg Marshev Homepage