“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


San Antonio Symphony

Now that the Scottish International Piano Competition has come to a close, Olga is heading back to the States to perform Rachmaninoff’s beloved 2nd piano concerto with the San Antonio Symphony this weekend.

Check out more of Olga’s schedule here.

Scottish International Piano Competition

Olga has the great pleasure of being a jury member of the Scottish International Piano Competition, where the semi-finals begin tomorrow, September 6. The competition culminates with the concerto final round in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Sunday, September 10.

Read more about the competition and its contestants from the International Piano Magazine here.

From Copenhagen to Johannesburg

After performing Rachmaninoff’s beloved 2nd piano concerto with the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra in Copenhagen (pictured), Olga heads straight to South Africa. She is honored and delighted to inaugurate the newly reinstated Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra on August 23 and 24!