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

George Gershwin

I’m inviting you as a music lover to join the family of donors of the Olga Kern International Piano Competition, by making a tax-deductible gift that will support this new, international organization.

It is my strongest wish that this finds you and all your loved ones staying well in these very challenging times.

The pandemic has had an awful impact on our global musical community. I am sad to say, I think there may be more hardships. I am writing to ask you to consider including the Olga Kern International Piano Competition in your giving this year. With your support, we have had amazing success that is recognized internationally.

It is now a year since we concluded the Second Triennial Olga Kern International Piano Competition to great success. After the exciting and intense process of the competition, we had wonderful winners: 1st Prize, Tetiana Shafran, 30 years old from Ukraine; 2nd Prize, Federico Gad Crema, 20 years old from Italy; 3rd Prize, Simon Karakulidi, 22 years old from Russia; and 4th Prize, Elizaveta Kliuchereva, 20 years old from Russia. They were wonderful!

Now we look forward to fall 2022 when we will have the Third Triennial OKIPC. In the meanwhile, and because these difficult times have negatively impacted so many young and hopeful pianists, we are planning to create a Young People’s Virtual Competition that will allow pianists to participate in different age groups, up to and including 17 years old.

Besides this, of course, we have to maintain and continue the preparations for the 2022 competition. Your support in Albuquerque has been—and is—amazing. We have done wonderful things together.

Please join us again! 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, and 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 so much!


Olga Kern