Olga Malkina is a concert pianist and organist. She has performed as an orchestral soloist with a number of Dutch symphony orchestras. In 2013, she released her latest CD, Russian Album - 19th and 20th century. This CD was recorded in July 2013 in the Frits Philips Hall in Eindhoven.
Olga Malkina was born in Russia (Nachodka, east of Vladivostok) and grew up in Almaty, Kazachstan. At the age of six, she took her first piano lessons and it soon became apparent that she had a special talent. She has lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1995.
Olga Malkina followed international master classes with organists including Arturo Sacchetti (Vatican) and Christoph Krummacher (Germany), while in the Netherlands she was coached by Jos van der Kooy.
The foundation for her piano and organ study was laid at the Kurmangazy Conservatoire in Almaty (Kazachstan), where she graduated as a performing musician, majoring in both piano (prof. M. Balabichev and E. Kirsanova) and organ (prof. A. Karasajeva).
Nowadays, she takes coaching advice for the piano from Elly Salome and Viviana Sofronitsky.
Performances and albums
As a solo concert pianist and organist, Olga Malkina has a long track record in the Netherlands and abroad:
• orchestral soloist (piano) with a number of Dutch symphony orchestras
• organ recitals
• concert in the Main Hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam
• Organ tour in Switzerland
2013: Russian Album 19th and 20th century, latest solo piano album
2010: New Transcriptions on piano and organ
2010: Tussen Tafellaken en servet (piano, bassoon and string quintet)
2004: Un Sospiro (piano and organ)
2002: Live CD Concert in the Grote Kerk, Gorinchem (piano and organ)
"Un Sospiro ranked number 1 for five consecutive weeks in the Tros Classical Music Top 50" (video)
Apart from being a concert pianist, Olga also:
• accompanies instrumentalists and vocalists
• is a choir accompanist (Merwe's Oratorium Vereniging Dordrecht, Toonkunstkoor Dordrecht, Christelijke Oratoriumvereniging Gorkum, Koor Pastorale Gorinchem)
Her extensive repertoire covers all styles and periods of music by composers such as Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Bach, Mozart, Liszt, Chopin, Tippett and Mendelssohn.