Olga Aynvarg is an active performer who had frequently appeared in recitals as both, soloist and chamber music performer in Russia and USA. She is continuously involved as a freelance accompanist and a chamber music performer collaborating with vocal and instrumental students at the University of Oregon, School of Music as well as with many professional musicians in the area. During the 2012-2013 season, Olga served as a rehearsal pianist for the Eugene Opera Company and the Cascadia Opera Company, playing for both singer auditions and staging rehearsals.
Olga has been teaching piano to students of all levels since 1988. Her teaching career began in Russia and, after immigrating to the USA, continued in El Paso, Texas. Currently she has an independent piano studio in Eugene. She is an active member of the MTNA and often serves as an adjudicator for the piano recitals and competitions held by the Oregon Music Teachers Organization.
Native of Russia, Olga Aynvarg has a Bachelor degree in piano Performance and Pedagogy from the College of Musical Arts of Samara, Russia, and a MMA degree in Piano performance from the University of Texas in El Paso. In 2009 she graduated from the University of Oregon with a Doctorate degree in Piano Performance with supporting area in Piano Accompanying. Among her piano teachers are Galina Riazanova, Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim, and Dr. Dean Kramer.
While a student at the University of Oregon, she was awarded a Graduate Teaching Fellowship in Accompanying (2002-2005) and a Graduate Teaching Fellowship in Piano Pedagogy (2006). During 2006-2007 she also served as an Adjunct Instructor and a sabbatical replacement for Dr. Claire Wachter at the department of Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy.
Olga has also been involved in academic research and public presentations. In 2010 she presented a lecture-recital for the Oregon Bach Festival titled “Structure and thematic development of the classical piano sonata: Haydn Sonata in E-flat Major Hob.XVI:52 and Schubert Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960.” In 2009, in fulfillment of her Doctorate degree requirement, she completed a lecture-document and presented a lecture–recital—“Tchaikovsky’s Songs on Record.”