Olga Shkrygunova

Olga was born in Tambov, Russia, and took her first piano lessons at the age of five. After moving to Germany in April 2012, she got her masters in 2014, with honors, from the University for Music and Theater, Rostock, studying under professor Bernd Zack followed by a teaching position at the University. Olga has participated in several master classes under such luminaries as Viktor Merzhanov, Alexander Alexandrov, James Kirby, Tami Kanazawa, Yuval Admony and Alexander Bondurjanskij. During her studies, she performed in numerous competitions and international festivals such as the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Primavera Festival in Vienna, as a soloist at the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock and the Music Festival Tambow.

Olga has received many awards including first prize at both the Musica Classica in Moscow and the XXI Century Art in Kiev, a special award at the international festival Verfemte Musik in Schwerin, the Advancement Award from the Oscar and Vera Ritter-Foundation for best piano accompaniment at the maritime competition and an award at the first German-Polish Piano Competition.

Aside from a flourishing solo career, Olga is in high demand as a chamber musician and performs regularly for German and Russian audiences with her Piano-Sound-Clown-Duo “Klavieriki”. She is also on the jury for piano at the renowned Hamburg Instrumental Competition.

She has played with Salut Salon since 2014, since 2018 as first cast at the piano, and currently lives in Berlin.

Dates

10. Feb 2019
TU Hamburg-Harburg, Audimax 1, TUHH, Hamburg-Harburg
16. Feb 2019
Hamburg, Laeiszhalle
17. Feb 2019
Lüneburg, Theater Lüneburg