Olga Kern, piano

Vivid stage presence, passionate and confident musicianship

With vivid stage presence, passionately-confident musicianship and extraordinary technique, Olga Kern captivates audiences. In 2001, the striking Russian pianist jumpstarted her U.S. career as the first woman in more than 30 years to receive the Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Kern is a laureate of many international competitions and has an impressive discography including a Grammy nominated recording.


Domenico Scarlatti: 3 Sonatas

Piano Sonata in A Major, K. 24, L495
Piano Sonata in D minor, K. 9, L413
Piano Sonata in C major, K. 159, L104

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 (Waldstein)
Mendelssohn: Variations sérieuses, Op. 54
Boris Frenkshteyn: Homage Variations

1-Homage to Edvard Grieg
2-Homage to Bela Bartok

Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15

Liszt: Reminiscences of Don Juan (by Mozart) S. 418

Program subject to change.

“Call it star quality— music likes Kern the way the camera liked Garbo.” The Washington Post

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Artist Links

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