BIOGRAPHY  
     
 

 

 

Olga Eggert was born in Simferopol,( Crimea, Ukraine). She took up the piano at the age of five. She attended the Musical School and Musical College in her home town and progressed to the Conservatoire in Odessa at the age of 19. She graduated with the highest marks possible in piano, piano accompaniment and the teaching of music.

After leaving the Conservatoire she embarked on a career as a professional pianist and accompanist and performed in Moscow, Minsk, Kiev and other cities of the former Soviet Union. While in Ukraine, Olga worked in Odessa Opera Theatre, Odessa Operetta Theatre, Crimean Chamber Music Theatre as an official accompanist with solo singers, choir and the ballet and later as a soloist of Crimean Chamber Music theatre and Crimean Philharmonic Society. She has made many appearances on Ukrainian, Russian and Belorussian TV.

She moved to the Isle of Man in 1998 and in 2001 was elected a Fellow of Trinity College of Music in London (F.T.C.L.).

Olga was an official accompanist for the International Tertis Viola Competition in 2000, she worked as an accompanist with the Alexander School of Ballet ( Isle of Man), and with the Ballet Rambert and the National Symphony Orchestra during their visits to the Isle of Man. She also was an Assistant Music Director for the production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' in 2005 (Isle of Man).

Olga has performed in various venues around the world-in England, Scotland and Europe, many times in the Isle of Man, in South America, US and even on the island of St. Helena - as well as on board a large number of cruise ships, including Fred. Olden Cruises, 'Le Levant', Celebrity Cruises, Silversea Cruises, Hurtigruten, and 'Discovery'. She has been a guest of Cape Town Classical Music programme. When not on concert engagements, Olga teaches piano, Classics and Russian at King William's College (Isle of Man). She also is the principal Organist and choirmistress at St.Andrew's Church, Isle of Man.

Apart from degrees in music, Olga has BA in Classics and is a part-time Arts History lecturer for the University of Liverpool and an approved tutor of History for the University of Chester.

 

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