“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


Copenhagen Philharmonic

Olga is looking forward to playing Gershwin’s beloved Rhapsody in Blue next month with the Copenhagen Phil on January 26. Learn more about the concert here.

Orchestra Sinfonica Di Sanremo

Olga is looking forward to performing Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos, K. 365 with her son, Vladislav Kern, and the Sanremo Symphony Orchestra in Milan in just a couple weeks on December 20! Learn more here.

Huntington Estate Music Festival Opening Weekend

Limelight Magazine enthusiastically praised Olga’s playing this past weekend saying “It is no reflection on the quartet players to say that the star of the concerts was the Russian-American pianist Olga Kern, outstandingly glamorous in dazzling multi-coloured dresses – a different one for each performance. On the first day she played a selection of Rachmaninov Preludes and Scriabin Études with sensational aplomb, accuracy and virtuosity. And her large hands made mincemeat of the notorious difficulties in Balakirev’s Islamey. It is a long time since I have heard – or seen – anything like this.” Read more here.

Olga will be playing at the festival until its closing on November 26.