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.

Thu

24

Oct

2019

Three times Winner of "Pure Sound" Award!

On October 23, 2019 the final ceremony of "Pure Sound" Award.took place  at "Novaya Opera" hall in Moscow, and the Award winners were announced.

It was the 1st Award for best audio recordings of Russian classical (academic) music.

Olga Solovieva became three-times Winner of the 1st Prize:

  • Boris Tchaikovsky’s music for cello for the recordings with Haik Kazazyan and Christopher Marwood (CD issued by Naxos) - in chamber music nomination
  • Alexey Stanchinsky’s piano music (CD to be issued by Grand Piano) - in solo instrumental nomination
  • Nikolay Myaskovsky’s songs with baritone Ilya Kuzmin (to be issued next year) - in chamber-vocal nomination.

In addition, Olga also took 2nd place for Vissarion Shebalin’s violin&piano recordings with Sergey Kostylev (CD issued by Toccata Classics).

So, Olga took more awards than any other musician

The list of winners: http://sound-pure.com/participants

Wed

09

Oct

2019

To the memory of Alexey Stanchinsky (Smolensk, Logachyovo, Novospasskoe)

The events dedicated to Alexey Stanchinsky took place from 6 to 8 October, 2019 in Smolensk Region. On October 6 there was the concert at Smolensk Philharmony: Olga played the Esquisses by Alexey Stanchinsky, and two cello sonatas by Sergey Rachmaninov and Yuri Kochurov (with cellist Dmitrii Khrychev).

On October 7 Olga gave the master-class for young musicians at the Glinka Musical School in Smolensk.

On October 8 Olga participated at the ceremony of the stone opening in the place of Stanchinsky's house in Logachyovo, and played few Esquisses by Alexey Stanchinsky in the Glinka House-Museum in Novospasskoe.

 

Подробнее см. в публикации Ольги Сурковой (Смоленская газета).