Born to play

Pianist Olga Kern will make her debut in Israel next week, performing Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Rishon Lezion Symphony under the baton of James Judd in Rishon, Rehovot and Tel Aviv.

The Russian-born pianist moved to the US after winning First Prize at the Van Cliburn competition in 2001. Kern comes from several generations of fine musicians.

“My parents are still active musicians. My grandfather was a well known oboe teacher, and I still meet his former students all over the world.


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