Stolpner was born in 1953 in St. Petersburg. He graduated with distinction from the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory of Music in St. Petersburg under the tutelage of Professor Emmanuel Fishman.
Stolpner appeared as soloist with many of the great orchestras of the former Soviet Union. His vast repertoire includes most of the classical and contemporary compositions for cello.
Between 1980-1990 Oleg Stolpner was leader and soloist of the cello section in the St. Petersburg Kirov Opera and Ballet Theater. In this position he performed in many concert halls of Europe. He has recorded CD’s and has played the premier performances of many compositions by Soviet composers, such as Gubaydulina, Ustvolskaya, Tischenko, Fliarkovsky and Bardanashvili.
Stolpner immigrated to Israel in October 1990, and associated with the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem. He was twice awarded the laureate in the National Competition of Musicians. In 1993 he was awarded the First Prize in the Israel Competition for Cellists.
Stolpner devoted himself intensively to chamber music. He has given recitals, concerts with his well-known piano-trio “Carmel” and has been invited to perform in numerous festivals in Israel, Germany, France and Russia. In 1991 Stolpner was appointed first Cellist of the Israel Camerata, Jerusalem. After completing twelve years at the Israel Camerata, Jerusalem, Stolpner served as the assistant principal cellist of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, IBA. From 2012 he is a principal cello player of the JSO, IBA.