Grand Encounters presents Olga Kern
2021-2022 Grand Encounters Presents Olga Kern
Sunday, March 13, 2022
Indiana History Center
Russian-American classical pianist Olga Kern, born into a family of musicians with direct links to Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff, began studying piano at the age of five. She jumpstarted her U.S. career with her historic Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition as the first woman to do so in more than thirty years.
Her program features Russian composers in the second half:
Beethoven: Variations on a theme by Salieri
Gershwin: Three PreludesEarl
Wild/Gershwin: Fascinating Rhythm
Rachmaninov: Moment Musical Op.16, No.4
Rachmaninov: Etude tableaux Op.33, No.8
Rachmaninov: Polichinelle Op.3 No.4
Scriabin: Two Etudes Op.42, No.4 and No.5
Please note that audiences will be subject to the COVID‐safety policy of Indiana History Center on the date of the event. We will communicate all requirements in a pre-concert email.