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Born for Music

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Olga  - singer, cellist and composer. 


  Born into a family of musicians and choristers. Studied in Moscow and Vienna. Studied with M. Rostropovich student , prof. B. Talalai. 

Winner of international competitions. Took master classes with renowned cellists Marie-Elisabeth Hecker (Germany) and Judith Ermert (Belgium) in 2010 and 2012. 

  Olga has experience of concert performing in the USA and Europe, worked in Variety Shows with world-famous performers in an American company (2013-2014).

At the age of 15, Olga made her debut as a soloist with a symphony orchestra with a concert by Camille Saint-Saëns. 

  In 2015 she founded the «Ol.cello» project.

In 2019, together with pianist and composer Katya Sobina, she founded «Project 12» in Switzerland. 

Since 2021 she has been co-founder of the Music-Zug school in Zug and cello teacher at the Montana Institute Zug. 

In 2022 Olga published her first works for cello and piano. 

In 2022, Olga's piece for piano was selected for publication in the  First Piano Book of women composers in Switzerland. 

   Olga won Absolute First Prize in the International Vivaldi Competition for her original composition 82023)  and First Prize in the 4th Lugano International Music Competition (2024). 

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Children ft.  ol.cello

Children ft. ol.cello

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Camille Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto,  Olga Ponomareva - cello solo, 2001

Camille Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto, Olga Ponomareva - cello solo, 2001

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Olga Ponomareva   You Raise Me Up cover

Olga Ponomareva You Raise Me Up cover

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I have known Olga for about 3 years and she regularly performed at the embassy at events. She is a highly qualified professional and it was an honor for me to collaborate.

Sir Laurence Bristow

Former British Ambassador to Russia


Olga Ponomareva is a versatile cellist and composer who can move effortlessly through genres, from classical to contemporary. Her sensitive playing and innovative composing never fails to delight!

Emma-Marie Kabanova

Artistic Director Globus Music

Olga is an excellent teacher and just a good person. She is a very punctual, attentive, tactful teacher who chooses an individual approach to the student. The cello lessons were very interesting! I have only positive emotions! 



My two sons (6 and 8 years old) have been studying piano and music theory with Olga for half a year. She is a conscientious teacher, she was able to interest children. I am happy with the results. We will continue to study with her!


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