“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


A Thrilling Performance in Cranston

After Sunday afternoon’s concert with the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Don Fowler of the Cranston Herald lauded Olga’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1: “If Olga Kern ever sits down at the piano in a venue within a thousand miles of you, buy an airline ticket and go see her. Not only did she master the piano concerto, she returned after thunderous applause to play a piece that is considered one of the most difficult.” Read the complete review here.

RSNO Tour in the United States

The Herald (Scotland) praised Olga’s performance of Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra led by Thomas Søndergård as “a certain audience favourite.” She tours California with the orchestra April 2, 3, 5, and 6 (Palm Desert, Aliso Viejo, Santa Barbara, and Davis, respectively). But first Olga drops by Zurich for a solo recital (March 27) and plays Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra (March 31). See Olga’s full schedule here.

Rachmaninoff with RSNO

Hot on the heels of her tour in South Africa, Olga performs with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under Maestro Thomas Søndergård this Friday and Saturday – Rachmaninoff’s delightful Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Learn more here.