Olga Kern, piano Bio
Recognized as one of the great pianists of her generation, Olga Kern’s career began one decade ago with her award winning gold-medal performance at the Eleventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2001. With her vivid stage presence, passionately confident musicianship, and extraordinary technique, the striking young Russian pianist continues to captivate fans and critics alike. Recent seasons have seen her debuts with the Baltimore Symphony, Sacramento Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony, and Vancouver Symphony, as well as repeat engagements with the Chicago Symphony at the Ravinia Festival and several recitals and master classes with the International Keyboard Institute in New York City. Ms. Kern was also featured in Playing on the Edge, the award-winning documentary about the 2001 Cliburn Competition.