Oleg Kogan / cello
"The sound of Oleg Kogan's Guarneri cello of 1693 is heaven enough just by itself" The Times
Oleg Kogan won the All-Soviet Union Cello Competition in 1989 and has since enjoyed an exciting career, giving numerous recitals and performing around the world with a great number of orchestras. He recorded for Doron DRC in Switzerland, Op. 111 in France and Linn Records in the UK and broadcast on Radio France, Swiss Romande, Israel Radio, Classic FM and BBC Radio 3. At the age of 25, Kogan was the youngest Professor of cello at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. In 1998, he founded the Razumovsky Ensemble and in 2006, with the help and encouragement of the Razumovsky Trust, he launched the Razumovsky Academy offering the exceptionally gifted young musicians opportunities to learn and to perform in public at the highest artistic level.