Olga R.

Teacher
Olga R.
Plays/Teaches

Experience:

Olga’s professional experience includes teaching piano to students of all ages and levels, both individual and group lessons.  She started working as a piano instructor at the very young age of 19 and since that point Olga never stopped teaching, while also working on her degrees and improving herself as a pianist. She is a very passionate teacher and loves finding new creative ways of transmitting her knowledge and love for the instrument and music.  The teaching approach and method that she supports are very individual and eclectic; combining a variety of repertoire, books, strategies; not limiting herself as a teacher and a student to only one way of music making and learning.  Because of her international training she has a lot of insight in different approaches in teaching and different curriculums. She is also fluent in Serbian, Russian and English.

 

Education:

University of the Arts, Belgrade, Serbia. Conservatory of Music – BA.

University of Connecticut, MM.

Mannes School of Music, PSD.

 

Located:

Manhattan, NYC

A native of Belgrade, Serbia, Olga R. began studying the piano at the age of seven. She had her debut with an orchestra in the hall of the Belgrade Philharmonic at the age of twelve and her first solo recital at the age of fourteen.

Olga has played in all the most important venues in Belgrade and region, had an opportunity to play in Germany, Slovenia, Norway, Slovakia, China and the USA. She performed in venues like Kolarac Hall, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Belgrade, Rekstensamlingene and Kabuso Art center in Norway; Yamaha Artist Services hall, Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts, Hartford Public Library, and Studley Theatre in the US.  Olga has participated in multiple festivals, most notably Tel Hai Piano Festival in Israel, Beijing International Music Festival and Academy in China, Jiri Hlinka Piano Academy in Norway and Sommermuik in Nagold, Germany. She has participated in masterclasses with eminent pedagogues and pianists Pavlina Dokovska, Alexander Korsantia, Piotr Anderszewski, Leif Ove Andsnes, Simon Trpceski, Marianna Shirinyan and Lisa Smirnova. She also had a chance to work closely with living composers like Richard Danielpour and Frederic Rzewski.