Pioneer in the discovery, promotion, interpretation, and historically informed performance of the repertoire for the 19th- and 20th-century Russian seven-string guitar.
Oleg Timofeyev is a renowned recording artist, ensemble director, and festival organizer, best known for his leading role in the revival of the Russian seven-string guitar tradition. He was born to a Moscow family with a long-standing musical tradition. His mother Natalia Timofeyeva (neé Schneider) is a well-known cellist and composer, who graduated from the Moscow Conservatoire, where she studied with Aleksandr Shirinsky and Mstislav Rostropovich. His grandmother, Amalia Weksler (1903-1994), was an excellent pianist, and spent many hours with young Oleg, teaching him the principles of truly Romantic musical performance of the early 1900s.
For background info and his dissertation abstract see: Oleg's Bio.