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Olga Kern was an absolute whiz at the piano...
The New York Times

Olga Kern, the striking young Russian Gold Medal winner of the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition - whose performance of the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 made her the first woman to achieve this distinction in over 30 years - made her New York City debut in Carnegie's Zankel Hall in May, 2004. Eleven days later she returned to New York to play at Carnegie again, this time on the stage of the Isaac Stern Auditorium at the invitation of Carnegie Hall.

Ms. Kern is a magnetic performer with one of the most prodigious piano techniques of any young pianist. This season, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Van Cliburn Foundation will honor Ms. Kern’s Cliburn victory 10 years ago with a co-presentation of her talents in March and April of 2011.

Also this season, Olga will perform with the symphonies of Detroit, Anchorage, Nashville, Dallas, Virginia, St. Louis, Rochester, Pittsburgh, Madison, Johnson City, Syracuse and Colorado. She has also been invited to perform at Longwood Gardens, the Sanibel Music Festival, the Winter Park Bach Festival, the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and Drake University. In January 2012 Olga will perform during a special North American recital tour with violinist Vladimir Spivakov, their first outside of Europe

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Schedule 2014

1/15Milano, Conservatorio G. Verdi, Recital. Programme TBA
1/23Van Cliburn Foundation, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
2/192nd Street Y, Kaufmann Concert Hall, New York, New York
2/25Detroit Symphony Orchestra - Florida Tour, West Palm Beach
2/26Detroit Symphony Orchestra - Florida Tour, West Palm Beach
2/28Detroit Symphony Orchestra - Florida Tour, Miami
3/2Detroit Symphony Orchestra - Florida Tour, Vero Beach
3/3Detroit Symphony Orchestra - Florida Tour, Sarasota
3/27-28Orquesta Sinfonica, de Navarra / Antoni Wit, Pamplona, Baluarte, Rachmaninov: Concerto, N° 3 in d minor op. 30
4/10Gävle Symfoniorkester, Gävle, Concert Hall, Chopin: Concerto N° 1
4/11Joana Carneiro, Hudiksvall, Concert Hall, in e minor op. 11
4/26-28Chamber Music San Francisco
4/30Sao Paulo, Brazil, Queen Elizabeth Playhouse, Vancouver, CAN
4/30Vancouver Chopin Society, Queen Elizabeth Playhouse, Vancouver, CAN
5/8HRT Symphony Orchestra, Aleksandar Markovic, Zagreb, Concert Hall, Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on the theme by Paganini op. 43
5/10HRT Symphony Orchestra, Aleksandar Markovic, Sarajevo, Concert Hall, Liszt: Totentanz / Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on the theme by Paganini op. 43
5/15-17Orquestra de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
6/27Szczecin Philharmonic / Michal Dworzyński, Szczecin, Concert Hall, Rachmaninov: Concerto N° 2 in c minor op. 18
7/6-7Staatskapelle Weimar / Stefan Solyom, Weimar, Congress Centrum neue Weimarhalle, Rachmaninov: Concerto N° 2 in c minor op. 18
9/15Orchestre National de Lyon / Leonard Slatkin, Lyon, Auditorium Maurice Ravel, Beethoven: Triple concerto (With S. Gabetta and B. Skride)

Schedule 2015

1/14Milano, Conservatorio G. Verdi, Recital. Programme TBA
1/21Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Milano, Conservatorio G. Verdi, Tchaikovsky: Concerto N° 1 in B flat minor op. 23
1/25Stuttgarter Philharmoniker, Stuttgart, Liederhalle - Beethovensaal, Tchaikovsky: Concerto N° 1 in B flat minor op. 23
6/17Orchestra Sinfonica, Milano, Conservatorio G. Verdi, Rachmaninov: Concerto
6/18Nazionale della RAI / Juraj Valcuha, Torino, Auditorium RAI, N° 3 in d minor op. 30

31. 10. 2012

Music review: Olga Kern offers a program of heartfelt pianism

Music review: Olga Kern offers a program of heartfelt pianism

25. 10. 2012

New reviews

Pittsburgh review and Detroit review

13. 09. 2012

Photos from Italy Tour (Locarno, Merano and Verona)

More in gallery

16. 08. 2012

New CD coming soon

Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata with Sol Gabetta
SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT more

30. 07. 2012

Concert in Bad Kissingen

Review of Olga's concert in Bad Kissingen