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Oleg Grinfeld is a professional guitarist and educator with over 20 years of rich pedagogical experience. His students successfully perform in concerts and festivals as soloists and in ensembles; receive the highest marks in examinations at McGill Conservatory and Royal Conservatory of Music. Oleg Grinfeld is well known as an author of many transcriptions and arrangements both for solo guitar and guitar ensembles.




Oleg Grinfeld started his musical career in his home city of Chelyabinsk, Russia, where, during his studies in a musical school, he became a winner of a regional guitar competition. Later he studied at the Chelyabinsk Academy of Arts (directing, arranging and performance). He continued his studies in Israel with professor Yehuda Shryer. Oleg Grinfeld graduated from Tel Aviv University, Music Department, Guitar Performance. During 10 years of his pedagogical practice in Beer Sheba City Conservatory his students won various competitions; the guitar ensemble under his guidance performed on various concerts.



From 2002 to 2005 Oleg participated in a unique project called "Playing School" under the supervision of the Ministry of Education of Israel where his work as a group instructor and arranger was highly estimated. As a performer, Oleg participated in a pedagogical project "Keren Karev" (2000-2003) - concerts tours for children where Oleg played with many talented musicians - flutists, violinists and xylophonists.