“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


NYO-China Tour is a Success!

Olga’s China tour with the inaugural National Youth Orchestra China (NYO-China) ended in success on Saturday in Suzhou. She now makes her way back to the United States to the opening night of La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest in an exciting night of “Fiddles vs. Pianos.”

National Youth Orchestra of China

Olga joins the National Youth Orchestra of China and conductor Ludovic Morlot after their international debut at Carnegie Hall on a tour of China beginning July 26. The 105 orchestra members aged 14 to 21 years old were chosen from an applicant pool of over 500. The program is modeled after Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.

Learn more about NYO-China here.

CMF Opening Night

Last night Olga played two concerti with her “usual effortless brilliance” to a sold-out hall opening night of the Colorado Music Festival, the largest audience in CMF history! She will be giving a solo recital at the festival tomorrow, July 1.

Read her Daily Camera review here.