“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


Mental Preparation

As summer rolls along, Olga’s schedule continues to be busy with festivals and performances. In the busiest times, when hours available at your instrument can be limited, it is important to remember the value of mental preparation. For tips and tricks from Olga, see the video below.

Ask Olga #9: Mental Preparation

Today's "Ask Olga" question/answer: How to deal with stress and nerves when performing!

Posted by Olga Kern on Monday, February 11, 2019

Festival Season

As we find ourselves midsummer, Olga looks toward a number of appearances in summer festivals across North America. On July 19th Olga performs in the Orford Music Festival in Quebec, Canada. A week later, she finds herself on the US West Coast in the Bear Valley Music Festival on July 26th, the North Coast Piano Festival from July 28th – August 6th, and finally the Sunriver Music Festival on August 10th and 12th. For tickets and more information, click here.

Classes in Latvia and Lithuania

Olga not only teaches through her professorship in New York at Manhattan School of Music: in the coming weeks, Olga will be traveling to Latvia for masterclasses and lectures from July 10-13 and Lithuania from July 14-17. For more information, click here.