Gennady Mikhaïlovich Pishchaev was born in the Baschkiria on July 30th, 1927.
He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in 1953.
His vocal teacher was Sergei Yudin.
In 1953, Pishchaev became the soloist of the Moscow
He was mainly a concert singer. Pishchaev had in his repertory opera arias, romances and national songs.
In 1963—64, Pishchaev sang all the Tchaikovsky romances (he repeated in 1965, 1971, 1975).
He is said to have suffered from
birth from a withered hand, for which reason he declined operatic
appearances. His only known stage appearances were as Beppe, the
Astrologer (Coq d'Or), and Lenski in Leningrad.
Since 1980, Pishchaev taught singing at Gitis.