Olga is a student at University of Music and Performing Arts Graz in Austria, where she studies music under the piano Professor Markus Schirmer. Prior to that, she spent a year in Vienna at the University of Music and Performing Arts under the Professor Vladimir Kharin.
Her initial experience in music is rooted in Riga (Latvia), where she was born.
Her first music lessons started at the age of four with a private teacher. A year later, she was admitted to the Riga Musical Emil Darzins School for gifted children where she spent eleven consecutive years studying music. Her general academic education was completed at a private secondary school in Riga.
It proved quite a fruitful period for her musical career. she played many concerts in Latvia and Baltic countries, both piano solo and with symphony orchestras. She won all three Latvian State piano competitions for young pianists that were held during this time (2007, 2010, 2013).
In addition, she won several international competitions in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, including the “Young Musician – Tallinn” , where she was also awarded with three special prizes – for Eminent style, for the Best virtuoso piece, and for the Best interpretation of J.S. Bach.
Between 2006/09, she studied composition in Riga and won the first prize in the International competition of young composers in Latvia in 2007.
Masterclasses with renowned pianists and professors were an integral part of her education. She received lessons from Paul Badura-Skoda, Dmitry Bashkirov, Vladimir Krainev, Bruno Canino, Oleg Maisenberg, Konstantin Lifschitz, Dina Yoffe, Eldar Nebolsin, Muza Rubackite, Sofia Gulyiak, and Boris Berman.
She took part in the the Académie de Musique de Lausanne in 2015 and the International Summer Academy of the MDW in Payerbach-Reichenau where she won the Main Piano Prize. She also won the Rudolf Heydner MDW competition in Vienna in 2014.
Her basic solo repertoire comprises of traditional classical compositions from the 18th to the first half of 20th centuries. She also plays in duo with her brother, violinist Yevgeny Chepovetsky, and in trio with string and wind instruments with my university mates.
As to her musical preferences, her beloved composers are, to name a few, Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, Sergey Rachmaninov. A performing style that resonates with her the most is definitely that of the Golden age of piano, i.e the end of the 19th and the first half of the 20th century.
Her other interests in music are connected with the art of counterpoint, arrangement, and playing historical keyboard instruments.
While living and studying in Austria, she received grants, and other support from several organizations, including Rudolf Heydner-Stiftung (2014), Fürst Dietrichstein’sche Stiftung (2017), Rotary Club Graz Süd (2018).