“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


Austin Symphony Review

Austin 360 described Olga as possessing “a dazzling presence onstage” during her performances with the Austin Symphony this past weekend going on to say, “Kern returned for Prokofiev‘s Piano Concerto No. 1 and wasted no time showing her mastery of this extraordinary fast and complicated piece. Conductor Peter Bay made a perfect partner, bringing out all the colors of the symphony while Kern produced sounds from the Long Center’s Steinway that I’ve never heard before.” Read the full review here.

Austin Symphony

Olga returns to the Austin Symphony this week in its closing concert of the season entitled “The Mighty Russians.” With Olga playing both Tchaikovsky’s third piano concerto and Prokofiev’s first, it’s sure to be an invigorating performance! See here for more details.

Mainz Recital Review

Allgemeine Zeitung Mainz applauded Olga’s performance at Frankfurter Hof Mainz last month saying,  “Olga Kern had excited the public with astonishing flawless playing technique and star shining virtuosity which reminded us of Vladimir Horowitz” (translated from original German text).

Keep an ear out for the recital to be broadcast sometime soon on SWR radio in Germany!

(Photo credit: Kristina Schäfer)