Seattle Symphony Orchestra Pianist, Kimberly Russ, is recognized as an extremely accomplished ensemble player and collaborative pianist. Ms. Russ has performed with musicians of the nation’s finest orchestras as well as many other world-renowned artists. Continually in demand as a collaborative pianist, she appears frequently in concert throughout the Puget Sound region in recitals, festivals, and master classes. Ms. Russ can also be heard on several television, radio, and film recordings as well as video game soundtracks.
As guest soloist, she has appeared with the Central Florida Symphony Orchestra, Florida Symphony Orchestra, Tacoma Young Artist Orchestra, Sammamish Symphony, Port Angeles Symphony, Cascade Symphony, and the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra.
Ms. Russ graduatied from the Juillard School of Music, and is currently a member of the Music Teachers National Association, Washington State Music Teachers Association, Seattle Music Teachers Association and maintains a select private teaching studio at her Shoreline home where she resides with her husband, Christopher Olka, (Principal Tuba, Seattle Symphony) son, James, and their cat, Berlioz.