“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


La Jolla Music Society

Olga just wrapped up her marathon of three of concerts at La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest in southern California! Collaborators included soprano Lubov Petrova, violinist David Chen, and pianist Inon Barnatan (pictured).

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.