Manager: R. Douglas Sheldon
Management Territory: All Territories except Europe
..."It was her sharp and decisive movements and utterly precise playing (of Rachmaninoff' First Piano Concerto) that truly mesmerized in her debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony."... Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
…”Olga Kern was an absolute whiz at the piano.” … The New York Times
…"This immensely talented artist turned in a performance that was dignified, controlled and almost majestic... her rubato was elegant and natural. The highlight of the afternoon was the concerto's celebrated Adagio, where Spivakov created a gossamer halo around Kern's luscious phrases.”… The Washington Post
Olga Kern, the striking young Russian Gold Medal winner of the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition - whose performance of the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 made her the first woman to achieve this distinction in over 30 years - made her New York City debut in Carnegie's Zankel Hall in May, 2004. Eleven days later she returned to New York to play at Carnegie again, this time on the stage of the Isaac Stern Auditorium at the invitation of Carnegie Hall.
Ms. Kern is . . . a magnetic performer with one of the most prodigious piano techniques of any young pianist. This season, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Van Cliburn Foundation will honor Ms. Kern’s Cliburn victory 10 years ago with a co-presentation of her talents in March and April of 2011.
Also this season, Olga will perform with the symphonies of Detroit, Anchorage, Nashville, Dallas, Virginia, St. Louis, Rochester, Pittsburgh, Madison, Johnson City, Syracuse and Colorado. She has also been invited to perform at Longwood Gardens, the Sanibel Music Festival, the Winter Park Bach Festival, the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and Drake University. In February 2012, Olga will perform during a special North American recital tour with violinist Vladimir Spivakov, their first outside of Europe.
Ms. Kern complete discography is available on Harmonia Mundi, and her highly anticipated Chopin Sonatas CD was recently released in 2010.
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