Russian-American pianist Olga Kern is now recognized as one of her generations greatest pianists. Her American career began with a historic Gold Medal win at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the first female winner in more than 30 years. She is a winner of many international competitions, including the Rachmaninoff International Competition, which she won at age 17, and now has her own International Piano Competition in Albuquerque, NM.
Ms. Kern has performed concertos with orchestras worldwide, and is an active recitalist as well, performing in Carnegie Hall, Moscow's Great Hall, the Salzburg Festspielhaus, La Scala in Milan, and many, many more.
She has appeared recently in Sarasota as soloist with the Detroit Symphony conducted by Leonard Slatkin and in a solo recital, both at Van Wezel Performance Hall. We are indeed fortunate that she has taken time from her busy concert schedule to be our guest, visit and perform for us on Music Mondays.