Olga Jegunova, musician and founder of Olgarhythm, speaks to Ksenia Kazintseva, our contributor about growing up in the USSR, being Russian in Latvia during its fall, moving to Europe – contrast and shifting work-life balance, building a career in music as a woman with competing priorities such as family and performing, supporting musicians during the Covid crisis. View the video below or listen to our podcast.

As a musician Olga possesses a remarkable musical imagination combined with a seriousness of purpose and discipline. Her repertoire ranges from Bach to Schnittke, Scarlatti to Bartok and includes much contemporary repertoire, not least some new works composed especially for her. Olga is also a piano teacher. Her approach to music learning is interactive, eclectic, individualistic and creative.