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"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 returns to South Africa for recital and concert in Cape Town

This month, Olga Kern returns to South Africa for a recital and concert in Cape Town. On November 15, Olga performs at Baxter Town Hall in a recital presented as part of the Kern Foundation “Aspiration” with the Cape Town Concert Series and includes works by Beethoven, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff.

The following week, Olga joins the Cape Town Orchestra in City Hall on November 20. The program juxtaposes Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D Major with Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat major. Owain Arwel Hughes conducts.

Olga Kern gives concerts in Tokyo and Osaka with NHK Symphony Orchestra

On November 9 and 10, Olga Kern can be heard in the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Osaka in performance with the NHK Symphony Orchestra. In a continuation of the pianist’s autumn with the concerti of Rachmaninoff, the concerts feature the composer’s Piano Concerto No. 2. The performances also pair Olga with conductor Christian Arming, who also conducts Weber’s Oberon Overture and Brahms’s Symphony No. 4 in E Minor.


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