Olga Solovieva is a 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:
- three First Prizes (in three nominations) at the Pure Sound International Award (2019);
- First Prize at the Grand Prize Virtuoso Paris International Music Competition (2020);
- two Silver Medals of The Global Music Awards: 2019 — in nominations «duo» and «album» for the CD with 19th Century Russian music for cello, 2020 — in nominations «instrumentalist» and «album» for the CD with the piano music of Alexey Stanchinsky;
- International Classical Music Awards nomination for the CD with chamber music of Boris Tchaikovsky (2018);
- Russian public Award (Glinka medal) «For the Contribution to the development of the Musical Art» (2019).
- 3rd Prize of the II Taneyev All-Russian Chamber Music Competition (1999);
- Diploma of Finalist of the 20th International Chamber Music Competition in Trapani, Italy (2000).
- “Best Accompanist” Prize at the XII Tchaikovsky International Competition (Moscow, 2002);
- The Boris Tchaikovsky Award (2010).
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), Fyodor Zemlerub (cello), Dmitrii Khrychev (cello), William Dowdall (flute), Haik Kazazyan (violin), Sergey Kostylev (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, Nikolay Myaskovsky, Herman Galynin, Anatoly Lyadov, Sergey Taneyev, the 19th century Russian composers (Peter Tchaikovsky, Anton Arensky, Karl Davidov, Konstantin Liadov) in performances 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.