“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 tours Tchaikovsky with the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker

This week, Olga Kern launches a four-city tour of Tchaikovsky with the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker and conductor Daniel Raiskin with performances in Italy and Germany.

Performing the composer’s famed Piano Concerto No. 1, Olga can be heard at the Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan (January 21), the Welfensaal in Weingarten (January 24), Stuttgart’s Liederhalle Beethovensaal (January 25), and the Stadttheater Fürth (January 27). Rounding out the program, Maestro Raiskin also conducts the Polonaise from Eugene Onegin and the composer’s Symphony No. 1, “Winter Daydreams.”

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Olga Kern joins Renée Fleming for East Coast recital tour February 8 – 26

In between performances with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra next month, Olga Kern will join Renée Fleming for an East Coast recital tour. The award-winning pianist has previously performed with the star soprano in various settings, and is featured on the DVD Renée Fleming and Dmitri Hvorostovsky: A Musical Odyssey in St. Petersburg.

Olga and Renée are first heard together on February 8 at Boston’s Symphony Hall, followed by Virginia’s Harrison Opera House on February 17 in Norfolk. On February 20, they team up at the Paramount in Charlottesville, Virginia before heading to Washington, DC for an evening at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on February 23. Their final performance takes place on February 26 at the Ocean Reef Cultural Center in Key Largo, Florida.