“True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time.”

George Gershwin

We are once again approaching the season of lights and giving, and I am so excited to write to you and let you know that the 3rd Triennial Olga Kern Piano Competition will take place in the fall of 2022.

We can bring this international event to Albuquerque only because of your wonderful generosity and support.

We completed two successful competitions in 2016 and 2019 and after we complete the 2022 edition, we can become part of the World Federation of International Competitions, which will bring amazing visibility and reputation to the Olga Kern International Piano Competition. We are proud to have the competition in Albuquerque, NM, which is a unique and special place that merits international awareness and recognition.

Launching a successful performing career in the 21st century is a daunting task for most young, talented, aspiring musicians. I have been very fortunate to achieve my dreams of becoming a concert pianist, and my hope is that the Olga Kern International Piano Competition can now assist the next generation in its efforts to achieve their aspirations and dreams. It is a long road, and the young and talented pianists who want to give music to the world will need all the help and promotion they can get.

If not already a part of our musical family, I invite you to join us! Include the Olga Kern International Piano Competition in your philanthropic giving this year by making a tax-deductible donation today. If you are not yet a donor, please think about becoming one. If you are among one of our current supporters, please consider joining a higher donor level.

Mail: Download, print, complete the donation form (pdf, 173 KB), and mail it in to:
Olga Kern International Piano Competition
PO Box 14314, Albuquerque, NM 87191

Online: You can also make donations online by visiting the Donate page.

Phone: Call 505.814.5355 if you prefer to talk to someone who can help you with the process of making a gift to the organization.

Thank you for your consideration.


Olga Kern