Oleg Vainshtein was born in 1978 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) and began to study music at the age of five. Oleg studied in St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Music College with L.A. Vasilyeva and later in St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory with Prof. Tatiana Zagorovskaya. After his post graduate education, Oleg started to teach in the piano faculty. He combines his teaching with his concert practice. His students have been awarded a number of prizes in different international competitions.
Oleg Vainshtein won the first prize of the 4th International piano competition "Adilia Alieva" (Gaillard, Geneva, 2004) and the 5th prize of the 6th European Chopin Piano Competition (Darmstadt, Germany, October 1999). He took part in masterclasses with Prof. Fiorillo (St. Petersburg, 1998), M. Rostropovich (St.Petersburg, 2004), Prof. J.-F. Heisser (St. Jean- de-Luz, 2004) and many more.
Oleg has given concerts in France, Germany, Poland, Mexico, St. Petersburg, Khabarovsk, Nijni Novgorod and Moscow. He played as soloist with Honored Academic orchestra including Saint Petersburg Philharmonic (conductor Leo Kremer), Saint Petersburg State Conservatory orchestra, State Hermitage Orchestra, Far Eastern Symphonic orchestra, etc. He also took part in the productions of Mariinsky Opera Theatre as a solo pianist under the direction of V. Gergiev.
Oleg Vainshtein also focuses on chamber music and has been performing with famous partners as singers Vasiliy Gerello, Irina Vasilyeva, Timur Abdikeev, Sergey Zykov, Vladimir Alexandrovich, cellists Dmitriy Khrychev, Alexey Vasilyev, the Atrium quartet, the Hermitage quartet, the Taneev quartet, the Expromt quintet, and pianists Andrey Ivanovich, Stanislav Solovyev.
Oleg is a member of St. Petersburg Chopin Society. In 2010 he was awarded the government prize "The Hope of Russia" as the best young teacher.