Olga Gurevich  piano


Olga Gurevich

"I enjoy teaching young students. I love their enthusiasm, uninhibited curiosity and the pleasure of discovering a new world together. Teaching adults is also rewarding to me. I spend a lot of time finding the right repertoire according to their personal likes and their technical abilities."

Olga Gurevich was born in Baku, Azerbaijan and began her piano studies at the age of five. She was attracted to the piano for its versatility and rich tone as well as its ability to sound like an orchestra. She remembers the importance of the music school in Baku where she would go each day after her regular school. "I would spend hours there studying piano with my teacher, attending classes in solfege, music literature and chorus practice." At the age of seventeen she moved to Moscow to study at the Gnesin Academy of Music.

Olga was very influenced by her teachers. "I am very grateful to my first piano teacher who helped me build up a strong technique. The Russian school is famous for its piano sound, like a singing voice." In her own teaching she stresses those values she learned as a student. "It's also important to realize that piano technique is not the absolute goal. I always try to go beyond the technical challenges with my students, make them see "the bigger picture" and understand what they should be trying to achieve when learning a new piece."

Olga enjoys teaching young students as well as adults. "I enjoy teaching young students. I love their enthusiasm, uninhibited curiosity and the pleasure of discovering a new world together. Teaching adults is also rewarding to me. I spend a lot of time finding the right repertoire according to their personal likes and their technical abilities."

In addition to playing and teaching the piano, Olga also enjoys reading and spending time with her two sons swimming, kayaking and going to museums.