“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


Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra

Olga is traveling throughout the United States this summer. This weekend, she will be in Honolulu performing Tchaikovsky’s invigorating first piano concerto with the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra led by Maestro Carlos Prieto. Next week she is off to Cincinnati for the Art of the Piano Festival!

San Antonio Symphony This Weekend

Olga will be playing not only one but two concerti this weekend with the San Antonio Symphony led by Maestro Sebastian Lang-Lessing in three concerts – June 1, 2, & 3! The first is Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos with her son, Vladislav Kern, and the other is Prokofiev’s dramatic first concerto. Learn more here.

Austin Symphony Review

Austin 360 described Olga as possessing “a dazzling presence onstage” during her performances with the Austin Symphony this past weekend going on to say, “Kern returned for Prokofiev‘s Piano Concerto No. 1 and wasted no time showing her mastery of this extraordinary fast and complicated piece. Conductor Peter Bay made a perfect partner, bringing out all the colors of the symphony while Kern produced sounds from the Long Center’s Steinway that I’ve never heard before.” Read the full review here.