“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


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.

Tchaikovsky in Grand Rapids

With October fast approaching, Olga has many exciting performances ahead! Next week Olga will be in Grand Rapids, MI to perform Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 3 with Grand Rapids Symphony. For tickets and more information, click here.

Another School Year!

As the long weekend commences, Olga would like to wish all students and teachers a happy first day of school next week. To kick off another academic year, watch this video in which Olga explains the differences between performing and teaching.

Ask Olga #10: Teaching

Since I've now been teaching at Manhattan School of Music for two years, I'm often asked the differences between performing and teaching and whether I prefer one over the other…

Posted by Olga Kern on Monday, March 25, 2019