Olga Solovyova


Olga Solovyova, piano

She was born in Moscow. She graduated from the Gnessins Russian Academy of Music, and had an assistant probation course in Professor L. K. Blok’s chamber ensemble class. Ms. Solovyova is a prize-winner of the II Taneyev All-Russian Chamber Ensemble Competition, and a finalist of the 20th international chamber ensemble competition in Trapani, Italy. At the XII Tchaikovsky International Competition (Moscow, 2002) she won a special prize and the “Best Concert Master” diploma; she is a Boris Tchaikovsky Prize winner (2010).

Olga Solovyova has participated, as soloist and member of chamber ensembles, in various international festivals: Festival of Russian Chamber Music in Ghent (Belgium, 2006, 2007), Festival der Voorkempen in Schilde (Belgium, 2009), West Cork Chamber Music Festival in Bantry (Ireland, 2010, 2011), Raritäten der Klaviermusik Festival in Husum (Germany, 2011), “Musical Assemblies” in the Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), and in festivals in memory of Korshunkov (Alexandrov). She has toured cities of Russia, Belgium, and France with her recitals. Among the partners with whom Olga Solovyova has performed in chamber ensembles are RTE Vanbrugh Quartet, Auryn Quartet, Ty Murray, Fanny Clamagirand, Julian Bliss, Hervé Joulain, soloists of the Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra and P. I. Tchaikovsky Grand Symphony Orchestra.

Records of opuses by B. Tchaikovsky, G. Galynin, A. Lyadov, and S. Taneyev performed by Olga Solovyova have been released by Naxos, Toccata Classics and Albany Records. These achievements were highly appreciated in publications of the magazines American Record Guide, International Record Review, Gramophone, Fanfare, Opus, Tempo, and in the British newspaper The Guardian.

Olga Solovyova teaches Chamber Ensemble and Piano Duo at the Gnessins State College of Music, Moscow, and has given master classes in Waregem, Belgium and Bantry, Ireland.