“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 with the Pacific Symphony

Olga Kern appears with the Pacific Symphony on September 5 as part of the orchestra’s Summer Festival 2015 at Irvine Meadows Amphitheater. The celebrated Rachmaninoff interpreter performs the Russian master’s Second Piano Concerto with conductor Carl St. Clair on the podium. The evening will also see the symphony present Tchaikovsky’s Introduction & Waltz from Sleeping Beauty and “1812” Overture.

From California, Olga travels to Baltimore for concerts with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop September 17-19.

Details and tickets on the Pacific Symphony event here.

Olga Kern to play solo piano recital in Peru

On August 27, Olga Kern returns to Lima, Peru for a recital of solo piano works. Her performance at the Auditorio del Colegio Santa Ursula includes interpretations of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ten Variations on a Theme by Salieri, Charles Alkan’s Étude in G Major, Frédéric Chopin’s Sonata for Piano No. 2, as well as Sergei Rachmaninoff’s 3 Études-tableaux and 8 Preludes.

Later this season, the acclaimed pianist will offer many more recital performances in the United States and Italy.

Click here for full season details.

Olga Kern’s 2015-16 season begins with recitals in Europe, Rachmaninoff with Pacific and Baltimore Symphonies

Olga Kern’s 2015-16 season features recitals in France and Peru, as well as concerts with symphonies across the United States. The acclaimed pianist performs at the Dinard Festival on August 15 with an electrifying program of Mendelssohn, Alkan, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, and Balakirev, before traveling to Peru where she performs at the Auditorio del Colegio Santa Ursula in Lima.

A leading Rachmaninoff interpreter, Olga spends September bringing her signature accounts of the great Russian master to audiences across the U.S. On September 5, Olga performs Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in Irvine, California, where she joins Carl St. Clair and the Pacific Symphony. From September 17 to 19, Marin Alsop leads the acclaimed pianist in three concerts of Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Baltimore Symphony.

Explore Olga’s full calendar here.