Head of Jury
O. KOTLYAROVA graduated from the St. Petersburg Conservatory as a pianist, an organist and a harpsichordist in the classes of Professors E. Murina, T. Chausova, I. Rozanov. While continuing her studies Olga became a laureate of a wide majority of the music competitions as follows: the first prize at the Durlet International Pianist Competition (Antwerp), "Homeland Hope Prize" at the Tariverdiev International Organist Competition (Kaliningrad), the first and second prizes at the International Competition of Hopes, talents, masters (Dobrich), the second prize at the Austrian Baroque Academy International Competition (Gmunden), the first prize at the Serebryakov Russian Pianists Competition (Volgograd) and others.
Olga took master classes with the famed world performers J. Laukvik, P. Van Dijk, J. Ootmersen, J. Raas, F. Friedrich, L. Van Dooselaar, M. Sander, R. Guld, W. Porter, M. Haselbock, M. Hietaharju, J. Ogg, J. Vinikour and many others. Performing a vast repertoire from medieval to contemporary and masterly playing three musical instruments, Olga participates at all significant musical events in Saint Petersburg. Active solo activity is combined with ensemble and orchestral work. Olga goes on tour in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Latvia, Finland, and Estonia. Among the most significant sites olga performed solo the following ones are worth mentioning: Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, deSingel in Antwerp, the hall of the Royal Library in Brussels, Riga Cathedral, Mariinsky Theater Concert Hall, The Saint Petersburg Court Chapel. Currently Olga is a member of the Union of Concert Performers of Saint Petersburg and a leading soloist of the State culture agency "Petersburg-concert".