“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


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.

NECO’s Ellis Island Medal of Honor

Congratulations to Olga who was presented with the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) on Saturday, May 13. The medal is recognized by both houses of Congress as one of America’s most prestigious awards. Way to go Olga!

You can learn more about the medal here.


Acclaim for Olga’s Performance with Stuttgarter Philharmoniker

Paperblog praises Olga’s performance on May 6 saying she “swept all enthusiastic audiences of Liederhalle with the spectacle of a thrilling virtuosity of precision and perfect keyboard domain” (translated from Italian). For the full review, click here.

Olga will be performing one more time with Stuttgarter in Milan, Italy tomorrow, May 10, before heading back to the United States for more performances this month!