“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


Virginia Arts Festival and MSM Gala

Olga has a very eventful week ahead beginning with a solo recital tomorrow at Virginia Arts Festival, where she is Director of Chamber Music. She returns to NYC the very next night for Manhattan School of Music’s special centennial gala concert at Carnegie Hall, hosted by Alec Baldwin and conducted by Leonard Slatkin. She then returns to Norfolk, VA for the Virginia Arts Festival the following day for chamber music with Tasmin Little and Nina Kotova on Thursday and Friday. Watch Olga’s message about MSM’s Carnegie concert below.

MSM Centennial Concert

Manhattan School of Music celebrates its Centennial with a Gala Concert on Wednesday, hosted by Alec Baldwin and conducted by Leonard Slatkin. I'm so happy to join artists drawn from the ranks of the MSM Community, including mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard, violinist Glenn Dicterow, organist Kent Tritle, Kelly Hall-Tompkins Violinist, pianist André-Michel Schub, MSM Director of Orchestral Activities George Manahan, and many more!

Posted by Olga Kern on Monday, April 15, 2019

Woordfees Award

On April 4th Olga was awarded Best Classical Music: Instrumental at the Woordtrofee Awards Ceremony near Stellenbosch, South Africa. Details and a complete list of winners can be found here.

Later this week, Olga goes back on the road with the Dali Quartet for performances in Overland Park, KS on April 12th and Manhattan, KS on April 14th. Works to be performed will include Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34, by Brahms. Information on these and other future concerts can be found here.

A Thrilling Performance in Cranston

After Sunday afternoon’s concert with the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Don Fowler of the Cranston Herald lauded Olga’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1: “If Olga Kern ever sits down at the piano in a venue within a thousand miles of you, buy an airline ticket and go see her. Not only did she master the piano concerto, she returned after thunderous applause to play a piece that is considered one of the most difficult.” Read the complete review here.