“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


Olga Kern International Competition

Nearly a week away is the Olga Kern International Piano Competition in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The competition will be held from October 27 – November 3, and features a final competition performance with the New Mexico Philharmonic. For tickets and more information, click here.

Interview in Grand Rapids

Over the weekend, Olga will join the Grand Rapids Symphony to play Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 3. To hear her speak of the work on West Michigan’s Fox 17, click here.

The Morning Call: A Commanding Performance of an Epic Work

Olga performed Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in the opening concert of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-2020 season. According to Steve Siegel of The Morning Call, “Kern hit this one out of the ballpark with a most commanding performance of this unassailable epic work on Sunday’s concert.” To read the complete review, click here.