Olga Jegunova

Samling Artist Programme: 2013

Latvian pianist Olga Jegunova has won major international piano competitions including the Ginette Gaubert competition in Paris and the Steinway-Foerderpreis in Hamburg. Her repertoire ranges from Bach to Schnittke, Scarlatti to Bartok and includes contemporary repertoire and new works composed for her.

Olga left Latvia for Germany, where she gained MMus at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg, and then moved to the United Kingdom. She studied on the Royal College of Music’s Artist Diploma course as an RCM scholar under Dmitri Alexeev, and Royal Northern College of Music with piano teacher Norma Fisher. Scholarships and awards supporting her studies include Socrates Erasmus, Acroyd Trust, LMN, Izglitibas fonds, Kulturkapitala fonds, RCM scholarship and DOM Stiftung.

Olga performs in festivals across Europe, including in Latvia and Moscow, Germany and London and in the International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove and Gstaad Piano Academy.

Olga has participated in masterclasses with Andras Schiff, Ferenz Rados, Tomas Ades, Eliso Virsaladze, Mikhail Voskresensky, Lazar Berman and Dmitri Bashkirov. As a soloist she has collaborated with conductors such as Sondeckis, Soddy, Mustonen and Tang and appeared with the Sinfonia Concertante, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Zürcher Kammerorchester and Manchester Camerata. As a chamber musician she performs as a pianist, harpsichordistand fortepiano player.

Since 2009 Olga has worked as a performer for Live Music Now and in 2011 she was appointed Artistic Advisor of ‘Chamber Music in Little Venice’, London.