2016 marks the inauguration of the Olga Kern International Piano Competition, a platform for young pianists to develop international careers through a competition that is recognized globally for its value and excellence.
The competition will be held November 13-20 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is open to pianists of all nationalities between the ages of 18 and 32.
“Launching a successful performing career in the 21st century is a daunting task for most young, talented, aspiring musicians,” says Olga Kern. “I have been very fortunate to achieve my dreams of becoming a concert pianist, and my hope is that the Olga Kern International Piano Competition can now assist the next generation in its efforts to achieve their aspirations and dreams. And to this end, I am thrilled to be working in tandem with the New Mexico Philharmonic on this new and exciting project.”