“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


Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra

Next week, Olga returns to her home country of Russia to perform Rachmaninoff’s first concerto with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and Leonard Slatkin. To purchase tickets or learn more, click here.

Just the following week, she returns to the United States to perform four concerts with the Pacific Symphony and Carl St. Clair in Costa Mesa, CA, in the special opening of the symphony’s 40th anniversary season. She will perform one of Rachmaninoff’s masterpieces – his renowned third concerto.

First Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition

Next month, Olga is honored to sit on the jury for the piano section of the very first Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition to be hosted in Katowice, Poland September 10-23. Good luck to all of the contestants! Learn more about the competition here.

GTMF Encore – Spinning Wheel

Having just finished a whirlwind of performances at summer festivals this past week, this Grand Teton Music Festival encore performance of Olga’s seems appropriate – Spinning Wheel by Swiss composer Charles Lisberg. Enjoy!