Olga Rikova Ridgway

Piano Faculty
Program Area: 
Private Instruction
With Music Institute of Chicago since: 

DMA, Northwestern University
MM, Chicago College of Performing Arts
BM, Royal Conservatory, Belgium
Tashkent State Conservatory, Uzbekistan

Significant teachers and mentors: 

She studied with Ludmila Lazar and Alan Chow in Chicago, and Genya Paley in New York City.


Awards and achievements: 

Olga was awarded numerous prizes and awards including first prize at the Union League Competition, she was a prizewinner at the Thaviu-Issak Piano competition, Ibla Grand Prize International Piano Competition, Musician Club of Women Piano Competition (Farewell Award) and Central Asian Piano Competition.



Professional affiliations & activities: 

Olga has performed as recitalist, chamber player and orchestral soloist in Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy and throughout the United States. Most recent appearances include performances at the Chicago Cultural Center, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Merkin Hall in New York City and Carnegie Hall.


Olga has served on faculty at the British School of Chicago and Benedictine University.