Olga Kotlyarova began to play the piano at the age of four. She graduated from the St Petersburg Conservatoire (piano class of Yekaterina Murina), where she began to study the organ and harpsichord (classes of Tatiana Chausova and Ivan Rozanov). While still a student, she was a prize-winner at the International Tariverdiev Organ Competition in Kaliningrad (Hope of the Fatherland prize), the International Emmanuel Durlet Piano Competition in Antwerp (1st prize) and the Austrian Baroque Academy international competition in Gmunden (2nd prize).
Has trained as a pianist under Dmitri Novgorodsky, Włodzimierz Obidowicz, and Stefan Bojsten, as an organist under Pieter van Dijk, Jan Raas, Jacques van Oortmerssen, Leo van Doeselaar, Jon Laukvik, Martin Haselböck and a harpsichord player under Professor Jacques Ogg, Jory Vinicour.
Member of the St Petersburg Union of Concert Musicians and lead soloist with St Petersburg Concert. Collaborated with such conductors as Sergei Skripka, Eduard Serov, Arkady Steinlucht, Alexander Anisimov, Ertuğ Korkmaz, Fabio Mastrangelo, Ilya Ioff, Volodymyr Kozhukhar and Nikolai Kornev. Has performed at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, De Singel in Antwerp, the Concert Hall of the Royal Library in Brussels, Riga Cathedral, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, the Academic Cappella and the Great and Small Halls of the St Petersburg Philharmonic, Smolny Cathedral and the Maltese Cappella.
Has recorded on radio and television. Engagements for the current season include concerts at the Perm Philharmonic Society, the Kochneva House, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saint Mary in St Petersburg.
Information for November 2018