Olga Alino

Olga Alino

Born into a family of distinguished Russian musicians, Olga Alino went on to become an accomplished, award winning pianist.  Her parents are Professors of Music and Honored Artists of Russia, an honor bestowed by former Russian President Boris Yeltsin.  Furthermore, her grandmother was an opera accompanist, her grandfather was the first cellist in the Opera Theatre, and her great grandfather was a Professor of Musicology.  Following in these footsteps, Olga has been teaching piano for more than a decade.

Using a combination of American and Russian teaching methods, Olga provides a gentle, personal, and individualized approach to enable each student to reach his or her potential.  She has experience teaching students ranging from ages five (at Voronezh State School of Music) through bachelor's degree candidates (at Voronezh State Academy of Arts),
and many of them went on to further their studies at such prestigious Universities as Moscow Conservatory, Gnessins' Russian Academy of Music in Moscow, and the Voronezh State Academy of Arts.  She is the author of two methodology books: "Interpretations of Beethoven's Piano Sonatas" and "Interpretations of Bach's Polyphony."

Olga earned her master's and doctoral degrees with honors in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the Voronezh State Academy of Arts in Russia.  Throughout her career, she has received one on one training from exceptional pianists with Moscow, Madrid, and Warsaw conservatories, including Viktor Merzhanov, Dmitry Bashkirov, Lev Naumov, Yuri Slesarev, and Maria Gambaryan.  In addition, Mrs. Alino participated in the International Courses of Piano Artistry dedicated to the memories of Sergei Rachmaninov and Alexander Skryabin.

Olga has received numerous awards, including two first prizes in the Russian National Piano Competition, as well as four consecutive first place awards in the regional competitions.  Olga Alino has performed on the best stages of Russia in Moscow, Kazan', Nizhny Novgorod, Volgograd, Kursk, Lipetsk, Tambov and other cities.  Her solo venues include symphony orchestras, recitals, accompanist performances and television appearances.