CELEBRATING GEORGE CRUMB ANNIVERSARY!
In October, 2019, Olga played a recital at Bargemusic celebrating George Crumb's anniversary. Concertonet described the concert as "It was the art of a splendid composer, and magically produced by this most imaginative pianist." Read the review here
CELEBRATING AMERICAN COMPOSERS ON INDEPENDENCE DAY!
In July, 2019, Olga celebrated the Independence Day by presenting a program of All American Composers at the Bargemusic. New York Classical Review described the concert as "intimate personal expression." Read the review here
TOUR IN CZECH REPUBLIC!
In May, 2019, Olga has toured in Czech Republic as part of American Spring Festival. She has appeared at a historic Spanish Hall of Prague Castle with Prague Castle Guard Orchestra performing Rachmaninoff 2nd Piano concerto. Also she performed recitals throughout Czech Republic.
NEW CD RELEASE ON NAXOS!
In April, 2019 a new CD with music of American composer Victoria Bond was released on Naxos. Olga has recorded Bond's solo piano pieces for this CD which was highly acclaimed.
Gramophone Magazine wrote "The performances throughout are well prepared and committed, from the virtuoso pianism of Olga Vinokur to the effortless ensemble of Chicago Pro Musica. An excellent disc and a benchmark for how contemporary music can be presented to a wider public."
TOUR IN US!
In summer, 2018, Olga has toured extensively with solo recitals in different states of USA to a critical acclaim. Read the review from one of her solo recitals at Bargemusic in New York here. Read review
TOUR IN CZECH REPUBLIC!
In April, 2017 Olga has toured in Czech Republic as part of American Spring Festival. She has appeared at a historic Spanish Hall of Prague Castle with Prague Castle Guard Orchestra. Also she performed recitals at American Ambassador's Residency in Prague, Southern Bohemia University among other venues.
Olga has appeared at Cooperstown Festival in August, 2014
INDEPENDENCE DAY CONCERT!
Olga has celebrated the Independence Day by presenting all American program including premieres at Bargemusic. Concertonet wrote about this concert “Ms. Vinokur is adept, tasteful, and is a fine performer… showed the same solid technique, a terrific sense of the appropriate style for each composer, and would do any American audience pride.”
BEETHOVEN COMPLETE CELLO/PIANO WORKS!
In May, 2014 Olga Vinokur has joined the cellist Wendy Sutter for complete Beethoven works for cello and piano in two concerts at Bargemusic.
TOUR IN ISRAEL!
Olga has toured in Israel with solo program in April, 2014.
HARMONIE MAGAZINE REVIEW!
After appearance at Dvorak Hall of Rudolfinum in Prague in October, 2014, Olga was described as “undoubtedly a brilliant performer” by Harmonie Magazine.
BBC IN TUNE RADIO PROGRAM!
During Olga's tour in England she was invited to appear with the cellist Leonid Gorokhov on BBC In Tune radio program with the interview and a live performance. BBC IN TUNE
In October of 2012 Olga has toured in UK with the cellist Leonid Gorokhov performing in Kings Place in London as part of London Chamber Music Society, National Museum Wales among other venues.
LABOR DAY FESTIVAL!
Ms. Vinokur participated in The Labor Day Festival of the Bargemusic in September of 2010. Her critically acclaimed performance included piano pieces of American composer Scott Wheeler and a Justin Dello Joio "The March of Folly" Piano Trio which she played with her Trio Vela colleagues (see the review from New York Times here).
After a very successful performance with Prague Philharmonic Orchestra at the Smetana Hall of the Prague Municipal House on October 6th, 2008, which was broadcast live on the Czech National Radio and described by Prague Harmonie Magazine as "elegant brilliant playing", Olga was invited to Czech Republic again to perform with Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra in March, 2009.
NEW YORK TIMES!
The concert celebrating the 85th anniversary of a legendary American composer Ned Rorem on September 5th, 2008 which included Rorem's Song and Dance for Piano, "Bright Music" for Flute, Two Violins, Cello and Piano the Dances for Cello and Piano was critically acclaimed by New York Times and Strad magazine. (see the review from New York Times here.)
"WOMEN OF MUSIC" DOCUMENTARY!
The documentary film about Ms. Vinokur was broadcast on Bravo TV station in Canada on July 8th , 2008 and January 6, 2009. It was premiered on March 6th, 2007 as part of the documentary series "Women of Music", a classical music series on Bravo TV station, which feature interviews and performances with today's top classical performers from around the world. (See the excerpt from the movie here.)
AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE!
Olga's CD was reviewed by American Record Guide described as "Ms. Vinokur invites comparisons with many of top pianists of the past 75 years. She stands up very well and also manages to say something new along the way." (See the review here.) The CD is available on this site and on ITunes.
WOODSTOCK MOZART FESTIVAL!
Olga Vinokur was re-invited to perform at the Woodstock Mozart Festival with its Orchestra on August 2nd and 3rd, 2008 after a very successful performance followed by standing ovation at the Festival in 2007. The critic of The Woodstock Independent, August 6th, 2008 wrote: "Vinokur played it with such beautiful phrasing and finesse . . . I found the emotion of the soloist made it the most stirring."