“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 returns to Colorado Music Festival

Olga Kern makes her return to the Colorado Music Festival for two performances in August 2016.

On August 6, Olga joins CMF musicians for an evening of chamber music for five players. They present Brahms’s Piano Quintet in f minor and Mozart’s String Quintet No. 3 in C Major.

Olga then takes the stage at Chautauqua Auditorium with conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni and the Colorado Music Festival Chamber Orchestra for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” on August 7. The concert also includes performances of Stravinsky’s “Dumbarton Oaks” Concerto plus Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major.

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Olga Kern is featured artist in Steinway Spirio Spotlight

Olga Kern joins a group of esteemed pianists as a Steinway Spirio artist, performing a playlist of Russian classics. The exploration of Russian music also includes the Steinway Immortal performance series, capturing the playing of Sergei Rachmaninoff and Vladimir Horowitz.

The Steinway & Sons Spirio is the world’s finest high-resolution player piano. A masterpiece of artistry and engineering, Spirio enables audiences to enjoy performances captured by great pianists in their own home.

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Olga Kern presents solo piano recital at Bad Kissingen Festival

On July 9, 2016, Olga Kern returns to Germany’s Bad Kissingen Festival for a solo piano recital.

The performance at Rossini Hall comprises Beethoven’s Ten Variations on “La stressa, la stessissima” from Falstaff by Salieri, Alkan’s Étude in G Major, Chopin’s Sonata No. 2, plus Rachmaninoff’s Three Études-tableaux and Nine Preludes.

Olga’s recital is part of the festival’s Kissinger Sommer series.