Olga Kern set to close our spectacular concert season of gold medalists for Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation

In the realm of music, pianist Olga Kern’s family tree is like the monumental Hyperion sequoia in California.  Her great-great grandmother Pelageya Safronovna Pushechnikova was a good friend of Tchaikovsky, as evidenced by the family’s collections of photos and correspondence from the Russian composer. Her great-grandmother, Vera Fedorovna Pushechnikova, was a mezzo-soprano who was accompanied … Read more

Andrey Gugnin, 2014 gold medalist in Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation competition, returns to SLC Nov. 11 with Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, Ravel works

Russian pianist Andrey Gugnin has good reasons to love Rachmaninoff. At the age of 28, in 2014, Gugnin took the gold medal at the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation Competition in 2014, with his performance of the composer’s Third Piano Concerto. Two years later, after winning the gold media at the Sydney International Piano Competition, … Read more