“Call it star quality—music likes Kern the way the camera liked Garbo." - The Washington Post

"You can’t buy it, you can’t teach it. But Kern’s got it. And we can be thankful that there is an Olga Kern…to carry the great tradition she represents into the future." – D Magazine

"Kern's rendition of Chopin revealed not only her technical abilities but also an innate musicality." – Los Angeles Times

"Sheer talent does not come more transparently." - Gramophone


Olga Kern embarks on tour in South Africa

Pianist Olga Kern embarks on a five-city, six concert tour of South Africa, presenting Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and a series of solo recitals.

The tour launches on February 11 as Olga takes the stage with the Cape Town Orchestra at Cape Town’s City Hall. They perform Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Olga appears in recital at La Motte in Cape Town on February 13, and presents additional recital programs on February 20 at Johannesburg’s Linder Auditorium, February 21 at Unisa Pretoria’s Enoch Sontonga Hall and February 22 at the Dutch Reformed Church in Knysna. The tour wraps on February 25, when Olga is the featured guest soloist in Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra at Durban’s City Hall.

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Olga Kern wraps residency with Israel Symphony Orchestra

This January, Olga Kern was the featured guest soloist in an expansive residency with the Israel Symphony Orchestra, performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the orchestra and a solo recital in Tel Aviv, Rehovot and Rishon LeZion. Take a look…




Olga Kern in the spotlight with Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice

Pianist Olga Kern takes the stage as featured soloist with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice on February 5 and 6, 2016. She performs Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in f-sharp minor at the Opéra de Nice.

Olga then travels to South Africa, where she is on tour throughout February, performing in solo recitals and with the Cape Town Orchestra, Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra and KZN Philharmonic Orchestra.

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