Thank You

Thank You for Your Generous Support Expertise, services, and equipment. City of Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller Trudy Jones & the Albuquerque City Council Dr. Shelle Sanchez & the Albuquerque Cultural Services Department Businesses & Individuals Belia Alvarez, Corporate Director of Community Relations, Heritage Hotels Lee Blaugrund & Tanager Properties Management Alexander Boggs, piano tuning James Chavez,


Volunteers Bill Alpert Mike Beerman Dianne Cress Helen Feinberg Robert Gough Elene Gusch Janet Heindel Lance Hurt Lisa Jackson Doug LeGrand Christina LeGrand John Matter Anne McKinney Pam Melton Edward Naimark Geri Newton Gloria Olson Greg Olson Linda Pasternacki Christine Polansky Nancy Pressley-Naimark Billie Pyzel Jan Strand Julie Tierney Diane Werner Bronwyn Willis


Donors Benefactor Level Combined Donation of $50,000-$100,000 between 2017-2019 Lee Blaugrund City of Albuquerque Michael & Noemi Neidorff Laurel Level DONATION OF $25,000–$49,999 n/a Olga’s Circle DONATION OF $10,000-$24,999 Roland Gerencer Platinum Level DONATION OF $5,000-$9,999 Mark & Margaret Carson Keiko

Steinway & Sons

Steinway & Sons Steinway & Sons is the official piano of the Olga Kern International Piano Competition. Steinway is dedicated to making the finest pianos in the world. Founded in 1853 by Henry Engelhard Steinway in a Manhattan loft, Henry and his sons developed the modern piano. They built their pianos one at a time,

Alink-Argerich Foundation

Alink-Argerich Foundation Olga Kern International Piano Competition is a member of the Alink-Argerich Foundation. Alink-Argerich Foundation (AAF) offers the most complete details on music competitions ever compiled. The AAF shares information, assistance and advice to musicians and competition organizers. The Foundation maintains a unique collection of competition related materials such as application brochures with the rules

World Federation of Music Competitions

World Federation of Music CompetitionsOlga Kern International Piano Competition is honored and privileged to have been recently chosen to be a part of the prestigious World Federation of International Music Competitions!Founded in 1957, the World Federation of International Music Competitions is a global network of internationally recognized organizations dedicated to identifying the most promising young talents

City of Albuquerque

City of Albuquerque The City of Albuquerque is a partner with the Olga Kern International Piano Competition.  The City of Albuquerque’s Cultural Services Department is one of the most innovative and creative in the country.  Albuquerque deeply values the arts and through its leadership, fosters creativity over a wide range of programs and events throughout the cultural

Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

Heritage Hotels & Resorts Heritage Hotels & Resorts is a partner with the Olga Kern International Piano Competition.  "Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Inc. offers guests an authentic Southwestern experience in New Mexico’s best tourist destinations. Each of our hotels and resorts in New Mexico celebrates the rich, multi-cultural heritage of the Southwestern United States, drawing from our unique

New Mexico Philharmonic

New Mexico Philharmonic The New Mexico Philharmonic is a partner with Olga Kern International Piano Competition.  The New Mexico Philharmonic enriches the lives of New Mexicans through musical excellence, educational opportunities, and community engagement. Their values include excellence in all practices, responsibility in all actions, and service to their communities—centered around both musicians and patrons. More Information: