Piano Concerts Series
About the Musicians
Olga Vinokur, an
acclaimed pianist and dynamic performer on the classical and
contemporary music scene, is gaining recognition for “the strength and
consistency of her artistry” (the NY Times). She has appeared in the US
and internationally as recitalist, with orchestras, and as chamber
musician in major venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall,
Town Hall in New York, Shanghai Oriental Art Center in Shanghai,
Rudolfinum in Prague, King’s Place in London, and many others. She is a
frequent performer at Bargemusic in New York, in solo recitals and
chamber concerts, including world premiers of new works.
Ms. Vinokur is presented in the film documentary “Women of Music”, a classical music series on Bravo TV station in Canada, which features interviews and performances with today’s top classical performers from around the world. She has been heard on WNYC’s “Soundcheck” in New York, BBC in London, the Israeli “Voice of Music” radio station, Czech National Radio, and Russian National Public Radio, among others. She has been a recipient of numerous awards and prizes.
Recently she has appeared as a soloist with Lambeth Symphony of London, Prague Philharmonic and Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra of Czech Republic, Salome Chamber Orchestra, La Primavera Chamber Orchestra of Russia and others. Ms Vinokur has toured in China as a soloist with Manhattan Symphony Orchestra where she performed in major concert halls of eleven different cities. American Record Guide described her solo CD: “in comparison with many top pianists of the past 75 years, she stands up very well and also manages to say something new along the way...” New York Times has described her playing as “an exquisite performance” and BBC magazine called Olga’s performance “superlative.”
An avid chamber musician, she has performed with the distinguished St. Petersburg, Martinu, and Primo quartets among others. Dedicated to new projects, Olga Vinokur is committed to performing the music of today. Known for adventurous and imaginative programming, she has premiered solo and chamber works collaborating with both established and emerging composers. “She knows just how to handle composers who surf the line between a Romantic sensibility and a modern sound” wrote New York Times.
Olga Vinokur began her studies in Russia. Moving to Israel, she received her Bachelor’s Degree and Artist’s Diploma with honors from the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel-Aviv University. She pursued her Master and Doctor of Musical Art Degrees at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, where she now resides.
We welcome Ms. Vinokur to her first appearance in our Historical Piano Concert series.
You can learn more, including her complete performance schedule, when you visit her web site, olgavinokur.com .