OLJA KAISER studied harp since the age of five and completed her studies and exams as a concert harpist at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with a diploma and distinction.
She deepened her professional skills with master classes from David Watkins, Susanna Mildonian, Isabelle Moretti, Chantal Mathieu and Isabelle Perrin, as well as at the Conservatorio Superior de Música Reina Sofía, Madrid.
She also acquired special knowledge in the field of baroque harp at the Scola Cantorum Basiliensis (Basel).
As a result, Olja Kaiser successfully completed her doctorate in music education and musicology.
Her international concert career as a soloist and chamber musician began at a young age. Olja Kaiser has won prizes by the “Concorso Internazionale Premio Rovere d’Oro” competition in San Bartolomeo al Mare, Concorso San Remo, Torneo and the “Concert Artists Guild Music Competition” in New York.
In addition to various festivals (Pacific Music Festival, Abu Dhabi Classical Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Moselle Festival Weeks, Mecklenburg Music Summer, World Harp Congress, Rheingau Music Festival, International Lyon & Healy Harp Festival has guested Olja Kaiser as a soloist and chamber musician in various countries in Europe, the United States, Japan, China and Hong Kong.
For many years, Olja Kaiser was committed to the German South Westphalia Philharmonic as a principal harpist until she devoted herself exclusively to solistical and educational activities.
In recent years, Olja Kaiser made her debut, among others, in Merkin Concert Hall and in the Weil Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall in New York with solo and chamber music.
Through her active, worldwide concert activity as a solo harpist with recitals for harp and through chamber music appearances, including several television and radio recordings, Olja Kaiser is now one of the active, versatile and multifaceted harpists of her generation.