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Olga Kouznetsova

 
Name: Olga Kouznetsova
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Location: Boston
United States 02180
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Additional Info: Biography

Orchestral and Chamber Music Performance Experience:

Russian violinist Olga Kouznetsova has been on the frontier of Boston’s music scene for over 15 years and can often be heard in the finest orchestras of the New England area including the Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Classical Orchestra, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Springfield Symphony, Hartford Symphony and the Boston Landmarks Orchestra. Olga has been the 1st violinist of the Solaris String Quartet for the last twelve years, and 2nd violinist of the Speakeasy String Quartet, which focuses on the swing and jazz idioms. She also performs at the Colonial, Wang and Opera House Theaters with National Broadway Productions such as the West Side Story, the Sound of Music, the Light in the Piazza, Kiss Me Kate, Titanic and many others. Recently, Olga was the Concertmistress of the Cole Porter’s “I Love a Piano” production at the Cutler Majestic Theatre and for a production of “Gypsy” at the North Shore Music Theatre.


Performances with Celebrities:

Ms. Kouznetsova often performs with celebrities such as Andrea Bocelli (North American Tour), Aretha Franklin, Johnny Mathis, Sarah Brightman, Barry Manilow (Live on ABC, New Years Eve 2000), Moody Blues, Michael Finestein, Burt Bacharach, Bernadette Peters, Donny Osmond, Smokey Robinson, Three Irish Tenors, Clay Aiken, Charlotte Church, the Trans-Siberean Orchestra, Josh Groban, Gene Pitney (North East Tour), Dave Brubeck at Tanglewood with the Boston Pops Orchestra members, and, most recently, performances with Grammy-Award winning singers Kanye West at Mohegan Sun and Mary J. Blige at the TD BankNorth Garden.

Pedagogy Credentials:

Ms. Kouznetsova is honored to serve as a judge at the annual Massachusetts Teachers’ Association competition since 2003, and is on faculty at the Phillips Academy at Andover. She is also a guest coach for the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra (GBYSO). Olga has a private teaching studio at her home in Stoneham, MA. Ms. Kouznetsova holds degrees from the New England Conservatory, the Ippolitov-Ivanov Music School and the Moscow Music School. Her former teachers and coaches include Peter Marsh of the Lenox String Quartet, Arnold Steinhardt of the Guarneri String Quartet and Masuko Ushioda, a Tchaikowsky Competition Prize winner.
Additional Specialisms: Orchestral Playing, Session Work, Solo Performance, Early Music, Contemporary Music, Jazz, Improvisation
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