Biography (in brief)

Olga Solovieva was born in Moscow. She graduated from the Gnessin Academy of Music and took there a post-graduate course (chamber ensemble) as an assistant to Professor Leonid Blok.
Olga is a prize-winner of the II Taneyev All-Russian Chamber Music Competition, and a finalist of the 20th International Chamber Music Competition in Trapani, Italy. At the XII Tchaikovsky International Competition (Moscow, 2002) she won a special prize and the “Best Accompanist” diploma. She is The Boris Tchaikovsky Award winner (2010).

In June 2019 Olga became the Winner of The Global Music Awards (Silver Medal) in nominations "duo" (with Dmitrii Khrychev) and "album" for the CD with 19th Century Russian  music for cello.    

For her musical achievements in May 2019 Olga Solovieva was awarded by Russian public award "For the Contribution to the development of the Musical Art"  and received the Glinka medal.

 

Olga Solovieva has participated, as soloist and member of chamber ensembles, in various festivals, including very prestigious as West Cork Chamber Music Festival in Bantry (Ireland), Festival of Russian Chamber Music in Ghent and Festival der Voorkempen in Schilde (Belgium), Rariteiten der Klaviermusik Festival in Husum (Germany), “Northern Flowers” in St.Petersburg, 26th,27th & 29th Lyadov Arts Festivals in Borovich, Irish-Russian Chamber Music Festivals "From John Field to 21 Century" in Moscow Kremlin (2012-2013), and “Musical Assemblies” in the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow (Russia). She has toured cities of Russia, Belgium, Ireland, France, Lithuania, and Brazil, with chamber, solo and orchestral performances, including such venues as Moscow Kremlin, Moscow Conservatory, Sala Sao Paulo. Among the distinguished partners with whom Olga Solovieva has performed in chamber ensembles are The Vanbrugh Quartet, Auryn Quartet, Vilnius String Quartet, Roel Dieltiens (cello), Alexander Rudin (cello), Dmitrii Khrychev (cello), William Dowdall (flute), Haik Kazazyan (violin), Tai Murray (violin), Fanny Clamagirand (violin), Julian Bliss (clarinet), Herve Joulain (horn), Ivan Podyomov (oboe), Peter Whelan (bassoon). She performed as a soloists with such orchestras as Sao Paulo University Symphony Orchestra (OSUSP), Musica Viva Chamber Orchestra, Russian Academy of Music Chamber Orchestra, with famous conductors Alexander Rudin, Wagner Polistchuk, Timur Mynbaev, among others.
Recordings of opuses by Boris Tchaikovsky, Vissarion Shebalin, Herman Galynin, Anatoly Lyadov, Sergey Taneyev, the 19th Russian composers (Peter Tchaikovsky, Anton Arensky, Karl Davidov, Konstantin Liadov) performed by Olga Solovieva have been released by Naxos, Grand Piano, Toccata Classics, Albany Records, and Northern Flowers labels. Olga also made several live-recordings for radio in Ireland and Brazil. These achievements were highly appreciated in publications of such magazines as Gramophone, American Record Guide, International Record Review, Fanfare, Opus, Tempo, and in the British newspaper The Guardian.

One of Olga's CD (the chamber music of Boris Tchaikovsky) was nominated to the prestigious International Classical Music Awards-2019.
Olga Solovieva teaches the Chamber Ensemble at the Gnessins College of Music, Moscow, and regularly has given master classes in Russia, Belgium and Ireland.

In 2015 Olga Solovieva worked as a jury member at 9th Moscow open Lyadov Festival.

Tue

18

Jun

2019

Russian Public Award to Olga Solovieva

Olga Solovieva was awarded by the Russian public award "For the Contribution to the Musical Art" and received the Glinka medal.

 

Ольга Соловьёва награждена общественной медалью "За вклад в развитие музыкального искусства" имени М.И. Глинки. Эта медаль вручается за выдающиеся заслуги перед государством и обществом, высокий профессионализм, многолетнюю плодотворную деятельность на благо Отечества.

Fri

14

Jun

2019

New CD with 19th century Russian cello music

The unique collection of Russian 19th Century music for cello and piano was issued by Naxos (8.573951), recorded by Olga Solovieva with the cellist Dmitrii Khrychev.
This CD includes two cycles of pieces by Anton Arensky and several World premiere recordings: Tchaikovsky’s own original version for cello and piano of the Variations on a Rococo Theme, Konstantin Liadov’s Fantasy on Gipsy Songs, Karl Davidov’s Fantasy on Russian Songs, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s original version for cello and piano of Serenade.

 

The CD  was called as the "Best Bargain" of the week by famous British critic David Mellor: "...For anyone who loves Russian romantic music as much as I do, this is quite a discovery" (David Mellor, ClassicFM)

 

The CD is the Winner (Silver medal - outstanding achievement) of the Global Music Awards ('duo' and 'album' nominations).