Biography

Olga Solovieva is the prominent Russian pianist and teacher. She was born in Moscow in non-musical family (the only professional musician was the singer Natalia Kurtener [1916-2004], the sister of Olga's grandmother). 

Olga graduated from the Gnessin Academy of Music and took there a post-graduate course (chamber ensemble) as an assistant to Professor Leonid Blok.
Olga Solovieva teaches the Chamber Ensemble at the Gnessins College of Music, Moscow, and regularly has given master classes in Russia, Belgium and Ireland.

 

Among Olga's awards:

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 century 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.

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