Prague, Prague Castle – Spanish Hall
A pianist of world renown and an excellent interpreter of both classical and contemporary musical works. She is famous for her daring and imaginative approach to devising her programs by skillfully combining compositions of both well- and less-known composers. Audiences at important musical venues and festivals throughout the USA and in many other countries admire her art. As a soloist, she has appeared with well-known musical ensembles from all over the world. With the Czech Martinů Quartet she prepared the recording of the quintets by the composer, pianist and teacher Sergej Tanějev (1856-1915), and also helped organize a US tour for the ensemble. She received a number of prestigious prizes and awards at many international competitions.
Olga Vinokur was born in Russia and her talent brought her recognition at an early age. She studied at Rubin Musical Academy in Tel-Aviv in Israel and completed her studies at Manhattan Musical School in New York.
The American Record Guide rates her recordings among the top piano interpretations of the last 75 years. The New York Times describes her performances as “magnificent” and the BBC journal writes about her as an “extraordinary musician”.