“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 joins Vladislav Kern for duo recital at Bear Valley Music Festival

On July 26, pianist Olga Kern appears at the Bear Valley Music Festival where she will join forces with her son Vladislav Kern for a recital to support the Kern Foundation “Aspiration.” The foundation, established by Olga and conductor Vladimir Kern, benefits young musicians around the world through masterclasses, concerts, and tours.

The Bear Valley Music Festival runs from July 24 to August 1 and features performances by artists including Dawn Harms, the Del Sol String Quartet, and Elbert Tsai.

Details and tickets here.

Olga Kern continues summer tour with recitals and masterclasses in Connecticut and Colorado

Internationally acclaimed pianist Olga Kern continues her summer recital tour with a guest residency at the prestigious Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut with masterclasses and lessons with the students of the Piano Portals program, closing in a solo recital on July 17.

As founder of the Kern Foundation “Aspiration,” Olga participates in educational programming and performances to benefit young musicians around the world, including an upcoming masterclass and recital for the International Keyboard Odyssiad and Festival in Fort Collins, Colorado. The July 22 masterclass is part of the Summer Keyboard Institute. Joining Olga on the piano for the July 23 recital is her son, Vladislav Kern, a student at the Juilliard School.

View Olga’s full schedule here.

Olga Kern conducts teaching residency at The Hotchkiss School

This July, Olga Kern travels to Lakeville, Connecticut to conduct a teaching residency at the distinguished Hotchkiss School. From July 15 to 17, Olga will give lessons and masterclasses to students of the Piano Portals program, a summer intensive for young musicians. In addition to coaching students, the internationally acclaimed pianist will perform a solo recital on July 17.

A dedicated mentor and champion of music education, Olga returns to Colorado for the International Keyboard Odyssiad and Festival for an additional masterclasses and recital with her son, Vladislav Kern to benefit the Kern Foundation “Aspiration.”

See Olga’s full schedule here.