“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


Colorado Music Festival

As summer begins to heat up, Olga returns to the Colorado Music Festival where she will open the festival on June 29 with both Prokofiev’s first piano concerto and Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Just a few days later, she will give a solo recital on July 1.

Learn more about Olga and the festival here.

Top of the World!

Up next for Olga is the beautiful city of Tromsø in Norway. She is one of seven jury members of the Top of the World International Piano Competition, which officially kicks off this Saturday and continues through the coming week. Good luck to the twenty-two contestants!

Festivals and more!

As Olga wrapped up her time at the Virginia Arts Festival last Thursday by playing a chamber concert with her son, Vladislav (see picture, left, with Vladislav and Artistic Director Robert Cross), she now turns to the Art of the Piano Festival in Cincinnati on June 3. But not before she makes a quick stop in South Korea to play Grieg’s beloved piano concerto in A minor with the Daejeon Philharmonic.