Olga Solovieva is the prominent Russian pianist and teacher. She was born in Moscow in a 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.
Olga Solovieva was declared as the First Prize Winner of the International Music Competition Paris "Grand Prize Virtuoso" (in Senior category) for the performance with Alexey Stanchinsky's Piano Sonata Es-moll.
Olga Solovieva was declared among the Winners of the Global Music Awards: she received the Silver medal (outstanding achievement) in 'instrumentalist' and 'album' nominations. This high award was given for the CD with Vol. 1 of complete Alexey Stanchinsky's piano works was issued by Grand Piano label (GP766).
On December 7, 2019 the
Olga Solovieva played the concert at Elena Obraztsova
Culture Center. The Cello Sonatas by Sergey Rachmaninov and Yuri Kochurov were performed with the cellist Dmitrii Khrychev. Also the presentation of the 19th Century Cello Music CD took
7 декабря в Культурном Центре Е. Образцовой (г. С.-Петербург) состоялся концерт с участием Дмитрия Хрычёва (виолончель) и Ольги Соловьёвой (фортепиано). Прозвучали Сонаты для виолончели и фортепиано С.В. Рахманинова, Ю.В. Кочурова. Также состоялась презентация выпущенного летом компанией Naxos компакт-диска с русской музыкой 19-го века для виолончели, были исполнены пьесы А.С. Аренского из этого диска.
November 13, 2019 the lecture-concert "Lermontov in
Music" took place at the Russian National Library Concert Hall (St. Petersburg). The romances by Nikolay Myaskovsky were performed by Elizaveta Pakhomova (soprano) with Olga Solovieva (piano).
13 ноября в Концертом зале РНБ состоялась лекция-концерт "Лермонтов в музыке". Романсы Н.Я. Мясковского были исполнены Елизаветой Пахомовой (сопрано) и Ольгой Соловьёвой.
The Vol. 1 of complete Alexey Stanchinsky's piano works was issued by Grand Piano label (GP766), recorded by Olga Solovieva.
This CD contains all Stanchinsky pieces composed up to 1910, including few World Premiere recordings.
In October 2019 Olga Solovieva received the 1st Prize in solo nomination on Pure Sound Award (best audiorecordings of Russian music).