Praised by Phoenix Classical for “deeply poetic playing, precise intonation and technique” Oleg Bezuglov enjoys international career as a concert violinist, chamber musician, music educator and entrepreneur.
The graduate of the Rostov State Rachmaninoff Conservatory in Russia and the Michigan State University College of Music in United States, Mr. Bezuglov represents both cultural traditions. During his studies in Russia, he collaborated with the pianist Natalia Bezuglova to form the ensemble Class&Jazz Duo, which had become known for their interpretations of classical and jazz music. The ensemble produced two well received CDs with violin and piano miniature pieces, as well as recorded Shostakovich and Beethoven’s sonatas. Class&Jazz group garnered the First Prize of the Shostakovich International Competition in Moscow and the Bronze Medal of the Seventh International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition in Boston, MA. In addition to Class&Jazz Mr. Bezuglov has been a founding member of the ION Piano Trio with Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra principal cellist Igor Cetkovic, Michigan State String Quartet, OctOpus+ String Nonet, and AnarchY String Quartet.
In the recent years Mr. Bezuglov have been serving as an Associate Concertmaster of the Battle Creek Symphony, and Assistant Principal of the Midland Symphony orchestras. He is also a tenured member of Kalamazoo Symphony, Flint Symphony, Traverse Symphony and West Michigan Symphony Orchestras.
With his various solo and chamber music projects Bezuglov was featured at such prestigious musical festival as the Festivalensemble Stuttgart, Salzburg Festival, Lucerne Festival, Festival of Ensemble Duos “Odessa Dialogues”, Festivals of Contemporary Music “Rostov Premieres”, and the Cello Plus Annual Festival. He performed in famous concert halls throughout Asia, Europe, and America, including KKL Lucern in Switzerland, Beethovensaal in Germany, Großes Fesfspielhaus in Austria, Gyeonggi-do in South Korea, Merkin Hall and Jordan Hall in United States, Rachmaninoff Concert Hall in Russia, and Stolyarsky’s School Hall in Ukraine.
In his concert appearances Oleg Bezuglov has shared a stage with such renowned artists as Lang Lang, Bobby McFerrin, Jackie Evancho, Sarah Chang, Ilya Kaler, Michel Legrand, Ruggero Allifranchini, Suren Bagratuni, Chad Hoopes, Leon Fleisher, Conrad Tao, Richard Sherman, Amy Porter, Cameron Carpenter, Edisher Savitski, and Al Jarreau. He collaborated with conductors Helmuth Rilling, Saulius Sondeckis, Enrique Diemecke, Stilian Kirov, Raymond Harvey, Bohuslav Rattay, Kevin Rhodes, Yuri Tkachenko, Scott Speck, Anne Harrigan, and Suren Petrosyan.
On his route to success Bezuglov was the finalist of the Alexandre Tansman International Competition “Musical Personalities” in Poland, and the Johannes Brahms International Competition in Austria, prize winner of the Maria Yudina International Competiton in Russia, Highly Commended Award Winner of the World Music Competition in Australia, and the winner of the MSU Honors Concerto Competition in United States.
An inspiring educator, Mr. Bezuglov serves on faculty of the Flint Institute of Music, and the Blue Lake Fine Arts camp. He has previously taught at the Michigan State University College of Music, and the Rostov State Rachmaninoff conservatory.
The violinist of the Russian origin Mr. Bezuglov was recognized as the Laureate of the National Award Program “Golden Talent” of the Russian Performing Art foundation. He was titled as the Honored Worker of the Russian Music Society for his contributions to popularization of the classical music worldwide, and numerous awards at the international competitions.