In de Oosterkerk:
Olga Matieva was born in 1994 in Moscow, Russia, and started her piano lessons at the age of 5. A couple of years later she entered I. Dunaevsky Music School. While studying classical piano and composition, Olga began to participate in concerts and competitions intensively and soon became a scholar of the New Names Fund.
This path led her to the piano class of Prof. M. Philippov in Moscow State F. Chopin College of Music Performance. After graduating cum laude in 2013 Olga continued her education at Moscow State P. Tchaikovsky Conservatory with M. Philippov (piano), O. Philippova (harpsichord, basso continuo), O. Martynova (fortepiano), D. Dianov (organ). During these years Olga Matieva mastered repertoire from early baroque till XXI century compositions and took part in concerts and festivals. As a soloist and a chamber musician she performed at all the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory halls, in a number of cities in Russia and the Netherlands, and at competitions in Russia, Romania, Kazakhstan, Poland, Germany and the Netherlands. Olga has taken masterclasses by M. Voskresensky, S. von Eckardstein (piano), R. Egarr, K. Nyquist, Z. Meniker, C. Schornsheim and A. Marcon (harpsichord).
In 2018 Olga Matieva graduated from Moscow Conservatory with highest marks and a Certificate of the Best Alumnus of the Faculty 2018 and decided to focus on fortepiano as a soloist and as part of multikeyboard duo “Hammertime”. One year later she entered O. Pashchenko’s class in Conservatorium van Amsterdam (Preliminary Master course). In 2020 Olga Matieva received the Holland Scholarship and currently continues her studies as a Master of Fortepiano.