“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 featured on Alabama news

While in Mobile for two performances of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3, Olga Kern was featured in a segment on WKRG, a CBS affiliate in Alabama. The interview highlighted Olga’s deep connections and to music and her passion for performing.

The performances, on May 9 and 10, were part of a series entitled “Russian Romance” with conductor Scott Speck and the Mobile Symphony Orchestra.

Watch the interview here.

“Russian Romance” with the Mobile Symphony Orchestra

Following the announcement of the Olga Kern International Piano Competition, Olga joins the Mobile Symphony Orchestra in a series entitled “Russian Romance.” The concerts, on May 9 and 10, feature the esteemed pianist performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3.

Conductor Scott Speck also leads the Mobile Symphony Orchestra in performances of Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmila, and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1.

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Olga Kern performs Grieg Piano Concerto with the New Mexico Philharmonic

This weekend, Olga Kern joins the New Mexico Philharmonic for a performance of Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, which will hear the acclaimed pianist in one of the most iconic and dramatic piano concerto openings. The program also includes Strauss’ Don Juan and Debussy’s La mer, all of which are led by energetic young conductor Teddy Abrams.

This one-night-only concert takes place in the orchestra’s home of Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque on April 18.

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