The exclusive Chamber Music Series in the Metropol Region.

Concerts / Tickets

Nouvelle Objectivité

Olga Zado (Piano), Alexey Stadler (Violoncello)

08 Nov 2024, 8:00 pm

Atrium, Kunsthalle Mannheim


Sergei Babayan (Piano)

12 Jan 2025, 7:00 pm

Aula University, Barockschloss Mannheim


Olga Zado (Piano), Aleksey Shadrin (Violoncello), Valeriy Sokolov (Violin)

09 Mar 2025, 7:00 pm

Aula University, Barockschloss Mannheim



Quiet moments, somnambulistic flow, suspenseful performances. The FinestClassics series brings the most beautiful and inspiring creations that chamber music has to offer to the stages of the region.

Experience these jewels performed by some of the world’s most sought-after artistic personalities in chamber music. Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky, the Jerusalem Quartet, Michael Barenboim, Arcadi Volods, the Schumann Quartet and many others have already been among the guests of this brilliant format, making each evening an unforgettable experience.

In the face of global crises, we experience again and again how essential literature, art and music are for the human soul. Humanity shares sensations, processes experiences, and preserves memories through the border-crossing language of art.

For us, making chamber music is like traveling with friends. Each journey is always fresh, special and full of surprises. Thanks to the masterful skills of extraordinary music makers, the conversations on these journeys take place at the highest, most sensitive and honest levels. It is with great pleasure that we would like to invite you on this journey! Exciting programs with the world’s most sought-after chamber music artists await you.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you – let’s enjoy this finest musical journey together!

Artistic Director

Olga Zado

Described as a “master of the magical art of rubato” (Hamburger Abendblatt) and as a “magician on the piano” (Mannheimer Morgen), FinestClassic‘s artistic director Olga Zado touches audiences and critics around the world with her deep poetic musicianship and sparkling electrifying technique. As a highly gifted child Olga gave her first solo recitals and performances with orchestras from the early age of 7, making her international debut at the Kulturcasino Bern (age 12). Since then she performed as a soloist at major European concert venues, such as the Berlin Philharmonie, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Philharmonie at the Gasteig Munich, the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, the Mozarteum Salzburg, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, the Meistersingerhalle Nuremberg, the Berner Kulturcasino, the Brucknerhaus Linz, the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, the Teatro Comunale Ponchielli di Cremona, the Teatro Filarmónica de Oviedo. Among others, as a soloist she worked with orchestras such as the Biel Solothurn Symphony Orchestra, the Mannheim Philharmonic, the Lower Silesian and Rzeszow Philharmonic Orchestras, the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia, the Kiev and Odessa Symphony Orchestras and the Kosovo Philharmonic.

Olga Zado is also passionately dedicated to chamber music and is the artistic director of the chamber music series “FinestClassics” in Mannheim, Germany. Among others, she has worked with partners such as Jerusalem Quartet, Sharon Kam, Johannes Moser, Amihai Grosz, Boris Brovtsyn, Claudio Bohorquez, Inon Barnatan, Nitzan Haroz and Antonio Meneses. She won numerous international competitions and received grants from many major foundations.

Born in Odessa, (Ukraine) Olga Zado received her musical education at the renown Stolyarsky Special Music School for young prodigies in the piano tradition of Heinrich Neuhaus. After continuing her musical studies with Mihaela Ursuleasa at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Bern, she received further important musical impulses from Leon Fleisher, Arcadi Volodos, Pavel Gililov, Jacques Rouvier, Bernd Glemser and especially from Sergei Babayan with whom she has a long term artistic and personal friendship. Olga Zado is a Steinway artist.