Olga graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London with a First Class Honours degree in July 2015 studying with Hamish Milne. In the spring of 2017 she graduated with a Masters degree at the Norwegian Academy of Music where she was studying with Håvard Gimse and Kathryn Stott. Olga has enjoyed performing in the UK, Norway, Poland, Spain and Malta as a soloist and as a chamber musician. In 2016 she was selected as one of the soloists for "De Unges Konsert" with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and she was the 2017 recipient of the YAMAHA Foundation Scholarship for Scandinavia. As the winner of the Norwegian Music Competition for Youth five times, she has performed at distinguished venues in Norway such as Grieg's birthplace, Troldhaugen in Bergen and at the University Aula in Oslo. Other highlights include being a CAVATINA Chamber Music Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music for 2015/16, and the 2015 winner of the St Martin in the Fields Chamber Music Competition and the Malta International Music Competition together with her former trio, the Jørgensen Trio.
Olga´s newest venture is into the world of opera and Lieder, and she is currently studying to become an opera repetiteur with Boris Schafer at the Norwegian Opera and Ballett. She recently took part in the Oxford Lieder Festival performing a Norwegian programme with mezzosoprano Eira Sjaastad Huse, and she was the pianist for the recent "Carmen on tour" production for Bergen Nasjonale Opera.
Olga started playing the piano at the age of 6. In 2004, Olga was awarded a place to study at the 'Young Talents' section of the Barratt-Due Music Institute in Oslo where she studied with Helge Kjekshus, and she was also part of Wolfgang Plagge's 'Elitesatsningsprosjekt' at Bærum Culture School. She began her studies at the Purcell School of Music outside London in 2005 where she was taught by Tessa Nicholson and where she received a scholarship under the Government's Music and Dance Scheme. In September 2011, Olga started her studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London studying with Hamish Milne, and graduated with a First Class Honours degree in July 2015.
Olga was awarded the 1st place in the Norwegian National Music Competition for Youth in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012. She has played at venues in Norway such as Troldhaugen in Bergen, Munch-museet, the University of Oslo, Ibsenhuset, Drammen Teater and Blaafarveverket. In April 2013 she performed Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto no.2 with the University Symphony Orchestra (USO) in the University Aula in Oslo. She has also been a part of the "Ad Astra" Summer Concert Series in Drøbak, and collaborated with the eminent string trio ElveEnsemblet Telemark. In March 2015 she performed Sinding's Piano Quintet with the Vilnius String Quartet playing at the Johan Halvorsen Musikkfest in Drammen, Norway. In 2016 she was a soloist with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra at "De Unges Konsert".
Olga has performed extensively in the UK; at the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room/Southbank Centre, St Martin in the Fields, Steinway Hall, Trinity College Chapel, Magdalene College, Warwick University, Charter House and St Mark's Unitarian Church Edinburgh. She has also given concerts in Poland, Spain, Sweden, Holland and Malta. In 2007 she was the winner of the Jurmala Piano Competition for Youth in Latvia where she also performed with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra.
In Norway, Olga has been awarded various prizes such as the TICON Musikkpris, Ånun Lund Rej Minnepris, Drømmestipendet, Drammen kommunes Kulturstipend, Buskerud Fylkesstipend, Ola Rønnings Legat, Tom Wilhelmsen Legat, Margit and Eli Marie Arvesen Scholarship Fund, Eckbos Legat, Klæstad Legat, Ingerid, Synnøve and Elias Fegerstens Legat and Ingeborg Halck Syvertsen Legat.
She has participated in masterclasses in Norway, Poland, United Kingdom, Germany, Holland and France with teachers such as Leif Ove Andsnes, Christian Ihle Hadland, Paul Lewis, Fabio Bidini, Kevin Kenner, Klaus Hellwig, Jiri Hlinka, Kirill Gerstein, Pascal Devoyon, Martin Roscoe, Bernd Goetzke, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Philippe Giusiano, Alberto Nose, Andrzej Jasinski, Alexei Orlovetsky, Michael Roll, Laurent Boullet and Yevgeny Sudbin. She has taken part in the Victoria International Arts Festival (Gozo, Malta), the IMS Prussia Cove (Cornwall, UK) the Aurora Chamber Music Festival (Sweden), the Jiri Hlinka Piano Academy (Norway), Oxford Philomusica Piano Festival (UK), and the International Holland Music Sessions (Holland).
Apart from her solo performing, Olga is a keen chamber musician and accompanist. Her former trio, the Jørgensen Trio won the Malta International Music Competition and were also the first group to have won both the main prize and the Audience Prize at the St Martin's Chamber Music Competition in 2015. They were also awarded the Harry Isaacs Piano Trio Prize, the Elias Fawcett Prize and the Jacob Barnes Scholarship, and held a position as Chamber Music Fellows at the Royal Academy of Music.
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