Pianist and vocalist Oleg Akkuratov is a unique jazz and classic virtuoso pianist and vocalist, participant of International Choir of UNESCO, winner of countless international contests, awarded by the World Health Organization with “Health” award entitled “For the will to live.” In 2014 his performance became the highlight of the Closing Ceremony of the Paraolympic Games.
At the age of six (!) Oleg entered Moscow jazz col- lege and started studying with a famous jazz pianist Mikhail Okun. In 2009 Oleg was awarded with a special prize at the First All-Russian Academic Music Contest and in the same year Lyudmila Gurchenko, the most famous Russian actress, dedicated her first film as a director called “Bright twilight” to Oleg. In 2014 Oleg graduated from Rostov State Conservatory.
Starting with 2013 Oleg frequently takes part in numerous Igor Butman's projects. In 2013 Oleg Akkuratov performed at “Triumph of Jazz” festival in Moscow and “AquaJazz” festivalin Sochi along with Roy Haynes, Bill Charlap, Lee Ritenour, Igor Butman Orchestra, Take 6, Delfeayo Marsalis and many other outstanding musicians.
As part of Igor Butman Quartet and Moscow Jazz Orchestra Oleg toured India, USA, Canada, China, Israel, Latvia, and in June 2017 he'll join the Orchestra during its upcoming US and Canada tour!
In April 2016 Butman Music Records released Akkuratov's debut album Golden Sunray recorded with Igor Butman Quartet at Avatar Studios in New York.