Olga Watts,

Repetiteuse in Harpsichord

  • Mirabellplatz 1/GG (Room: AGG121)
  • 5020 Salzburg
Olga Watts, born in Moscow, completed her piano and musicology studies at the Moscow music  conservatory in her hometown at the age of 19 and later studied harpsichord, hammer piano and general bass with Lars Ulrik Mortensen at the University of Music in Munich. In 1998 she graduated with honors and in 2003 she received her master class diploma. She took part in master classes with Menno van Delft and Bob van Asperen and collaborated with Reinhard Goebel, Franz Brüggen, Fabio Biondi, John Eliot Gardiner, Thomas Hengelbrock, Konrad Junghainel, Giovanni Antonini, Alessandro de Marchi, Paul McCreesh, Howard Arman, Andreas Scholl, Maurice Steger, Dorothee Oberlinger, Hille Perl, Vittorio Ghielmi and Albrecht Mayer. 

She won two second prizes with her ensemble Lyriarte at the competitions for historical instruments "Premio Bonporti" in Rovereto, Italy, and the Johann Heinrich Schmelzer Competition in Melk Abbey, Austria. She has given concerts as soloist and chamber musician in European, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa and South Korea. She performed at the Rheingau Music Festival, Styriarte, Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, Resonanzen Wien, Edinburgh International Festival, Lucerne Festival, Dresden Music Festival, Ansbach Bach Weeks, Herrenchiemsee and Bad Arolsen Festivals, Berlin Days of Early Music, International Organ Week Nuremberg, Festival Central Europe, Beijing Music Festival and Hong Kong Art Festival.  

She is a specialist in the field of general bass. Watts performed as a harpsichord accompanist at the International Bach Competition in Leipzig as well as at the ARD Competition in Munich and has recorded several CDs. For twelve years she was a lecturer at the University of Music and Drama in Munich and since 2010 she has been working as a repititeuse in harpsichord at the Mozarteum University Salzburg.