“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 International Piano Competition launches this November

This November marks the launch of the Olga Kern International Piano Competition.

The Competition looks to provide a venue for young pianists to develop international careers through a competition that is recognized globally for its value and excellence.

In partnership with the New Mexico Philharmonic, the Competition provides the Philharmonic’s audiences an opportunity to see developing world-class pianists at the beginning of their professional careers. The finalists and winners of the Competition will go on to long and acclaimed careers, performing before diverse audiences around the world.

To learn the latest and stay up-to-date on the contest, follow the Competition on Facebook

Olga Kern solos with St. Louis Symphony

On November 11, 12 & 13, Olga Kern takes the stage to perform Barber’s Piano Concerto with conductor Leonard Slatkin and the St. Louis Symphony.

The concert at Powell Hall in St. Louis, MO also comprises Slatkin’s Kinah, Copland’s Billy the Kid Suite and Gershwin’s (arr. Bennett) Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture for Orchestra.


Olga Kern in Santa Fe

This October, Olga Kern takes the stage at Santa Fe, NM’s Lensic Performing Arts Center for two performances.

Olga offers a solo piano recital on October 13 featuring works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Scriabin. On October 16, Olga joins conductor Ignat Solzhenitsyn and the Santa Fe Symphony for Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto. The orchestra also performs Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russian Easter Festival Overture and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5.