2016 Award-Winners

2016 Award-Winners Winners of the inaugural Olga Kern International Piano Competition were showcased in a public recital and awards ceremony at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The young pianists were awarded $30,000 in prize money. In addition to a cash prize, the winner will receive a professional recording on the

Press Release / Friday, November 18, 2016: Four Finalists Selected

Four Finalists Selected in Prestigious Olga Kern International Piano Competition Pianists To Perform in Saturday’s ‘Stars of the Future’ Concert at Popejoy Hall, Sunday’s Recital at National Hispanic Cultural Center. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Friday, November 18, 2016 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – From a field of 21 of the world’s best young pianists, four finalists from

2016 Program Book

Competition Program Book

2016 Olga Kern International Piano Competition Participants Announced

2016 Olga Kern International Piano Competition Participants Announced The Olga Kern International Competition Selection Jury finalized their work on July 31, 2016. Twenty-four competitors, representing fifteen countries, have been selected to perform in Albuquerque, New Mexico for a panel of eight international jury members.  Olga Kern is the Artistic Director and President of

Rory Boyle Composes Music for 2016 Piano Competition

The Olga Kern International Piano Competition is honored to have Rory Boyle compose music for the 2016 Piano Competition.

2016 Piano Competition Key Dates Announced

2016 Piano Competition key dates have been announced! Get an overview of the application deadline, planned contestant announcements dates, and the Competition week schedule.

New Mexico Philharmonic Announces Piano Competition

The NMPhil is excited to present the Olga Kern International Piano Competition! The New Mexico Philharmonic partners with pianist Olga Kern in Piano Competition, attracting an international level of musician. The Competition deepens the New Mexico Philharmonic’s (NMPhil) long-standing relationship with Olga Kern who is loved and welcomed as a valued part of the culture of New