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

North Texas audiences are no strangers to the vivid stage presence, passionately confident musicianship, and extraordinary technique that defines the Olga Kern concert experience. Our 2001 gold medalist—now recognized as one of her generation’s great artists—returns to Cliburn Concerts for a highly anticipated two-night engagement.

Since her last Cliburn performance in 2014, the Russian-American pianist has enthralled audiences at major venues and with leading orchestras across six continents; served as jury chairman of the 2016 Cliburn Amateur Competition and the First Olga Kern International Piano Competition; and was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, for “embodying the spirit of America” in her “salute to tolerance, brotherhood, diversity, and patriotism.