Oleh Kurochkin was born in Yevpatoria, in a family of musicians. He received his first violin lessons at the age of 5. Since 2006 he studied at the Kyiv Mykola Lysenko specialized secondary boarding school, in the class of Yaroslava Rivnyak. In 2012 he continued his studies at the National Tchaikovsky Music Academy of Ukraine.
From 2014 he studied at the Robert Schuman High School of Music in Dusseldorf, in the class of Ida Biller. In 2017, he received a Solo Master’s degree from the Folkwang Universität der Künste (Essen, Germany) in Boris Garlitsky’s class.
Oleh is the winner of many national and international competitions, including the Evgen KokaInternational Competition, the Evgen Stankovych International Competition, the Ignatius Jan Paderevsky Chamber Ensemble Competition and others. In 2018, Oleh became a finalist and a winner of the Guillaume Prize Award at the Eugene Ysaye International Violin Competition in Belgium.
Oleh received a scholarship from the President of Ukraine, a German state scholarship, DAAD-Preis, scholarships from the Lions Club, Villa Musica, Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie. VERE MUSIC FUND is supporting Oleh by providing a grant.
As a soloist he has performed in the halls of Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, Moldova, Germany, Hungary, Ukraine, France and the Czech Republic. As an invited concertmaster, he toured with the Klassische Philharmonie Bonn orchestras under the direction of Heribert Beissel and the Sofia Philharmoniker under the direction of Jukka-Pekka Saraste.
Oleh is currently a full member of the Staatskapelle Berlin Academy, a Deutsche Staatsoper orchestra led by Daniel Barenboim.
Oleg plays the Pietro Guarneri violin “ex-Schubert” (1702, Mantua) from the Villa Musica Collection.