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Olga Kern to Perform at Unisa

Olga Kern who is currently recognised as one of her generation’s great pianists will perform a solo recital at Unisa this Sunday afternoon, 21 February 2016 from 4pm. With her vivid stage presence, passionately confident musicianship and extraordinary technique, the striking pianist continues to captivate fans and critics alike. Olga Kern was born into a family of musicians with direct links to Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff and 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 in Fort Worth, Texas as the first woman to do so in more than thirty years.

Steinway Artist and First prize winner of the Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition at the age of seventeen, Ms. Kern is a laureate of many international competitions and tours throughout Russia, Europe, the United States, Japan, South Africa and South Korea. The first Olga Kern International Piano Competition has been announced to take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico in autumn, 2016, where Ms. Kern will serve as Artistic Director and President of the Jury. In June 2016 she will be the Jury Chairman of the Seventh Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition.

Olga KernThis upcoming solo showcase by Ms Kern at Unisa will feature works by Scarlatti, Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Schumann, Liszt and Boris Frenkshteyn.

When:           Sunday 21 February 2016, 16:00

Where:          Enoch Sontonga Hall, Unisa Sunnyside Campus

Tickets:         Sold at the door for R110 (adults) & R85 (students & pensioners).

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