As a student, Oleg, together with a number of fellow musicians, formed the “Dutch Accordion Atelier”, which won third prize at the 2003 International Accordion competition in Castelfidardo, Italy. Two years later, Oleg took part in the International Accordion competition once again, this time as a soloist, and won first prize with his rendering of Victor Vlasov’s ‘Five Views on the Land of the Gulag Archipelago’. Recent highlights include a guest performance with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, together with the famous bariton Dmitry Hvorostovsky, as well as performances with bayan legend Alexander Skliarov and solo concerts at the international festival for Russian culture in Paris and in the “Concertgebouw” in Amsterdam for the AVRO on radio 4. Recently Oleg appeared on Dutch television during the VPRO program "Vrije Geluiden".
Een optreden van Oleg in het VPRO-programma Vrije Geluiden
Oleg Lysenko tijdens de opening van een tentoonstelling
In the year 2000, Oleg published his first CD ‘Awakening’ and decided to continue his studies at the Messiaen Conservatory in the Netherlands in order to learn more about interpreting the classical styles of the Renaissance and Baroque periods and further improve his technical and stylistic skills. He subsequently specialized in Argentinian tango at the World Music Department of the Rotterdam Conservatory, and started to apply his knowledge and experience of the accordion to the bandoneon, an instrument traditionally used in tango music.
Lysenko plays Nicolo Paganini, Caprice no. 5 in A minor, St. Josef Cathedral Groningen, February 2005
Lysenko op bandeon