Oleg Fateev was born on the 5th of July1967 in Bendery (also called Tighina), a town in Moldavia on the banks of the beautiful Dnestr river.
"Before I started my studies at the Russian Gnesin Academy of Music in Moscow, I did two years of service in the Russian army. This was mandatory and I chose to do it before my studies.
Unfortunately I was going to be stationed in Afghanistan. But the day before leaving, a conducting teacher, who I met by coincidence, told me that some colonel was looking for an accordionist for his
military ensemble in Moscow. Without this chance encounter my life would have been very different."
At the age of 29 Oleg moved to the Netherlands and started playing on the streets, where his talent was soon recognized by performing artists from all kinds of musical styles. His versatility manifested
itself in the diverse projects he has worked on in recent years. He performed together with the dance company of Krisztina de Chatel, Theater Artemis and the theatre company Oostpool. Furthermore
Oleg wrote music for the Wajdi Mouawad trilogy by the RO Theatre. Beside many solo concerts, he worked with Herman van Veen, Robert Long, Leoni Jansen, Jeroen Willems, Nynke Laverman,
Hadewych Minis, John Engels, Oene van Geel, Wolfert Brederode, Wouter Vossen, Jeroen van Vliet and Claron McFadden.
Oleg has worked as a conductor, composer and arranger for different theatre companies and has cooperated with theatre makers such as Johan Simons (Zuidelijk Toneel/ Hollandia), Alize Zandwijk
and Gerardjan Rijnders (RoTheater), Floor Huygens and Bert Luppes (Theater Artemis). In 2018 Oleg did a theatre tour with journalist and filmmaker Jelle Brandt Corstius. In the same year he took part in
the tour ‘Chansons van Schoonheid en Troost’ of Britta Maria and Maurits Fondse as their special guest.
Oleg took part in many international projects with several ensembles such as Loyko Gipsy Band (Russia), Ethel String Quartet (US), Shonaleigh Cumberg (UK) and The Nordanians (NL).
Furthermore he worked with artists such as Chico Cesar, Badi Assad, Ceumar and Carlinhos Antunes (Brazil). Oleg performs as a duo with the Brazilian percussionist Simone Sou and as a trio together with Oene van Geel and Wolfert Brederode. Before these ensembles he led the Oleg Fateev Trio with Konstantin Iliev and Dion Nijland and he played with the Tiltan Quartet. Fateev gave concerts and workshops in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Poland, Norway, Spain, Scotland, England, Brazil, South Africa, China, Sweden, Jordan, Turkey, Taiwan and Portugal.