Olga Podgaiskaya, organist and composer, b. 21th Marth 1981 in Karaganda (Khazakhstan) in 1995 were moved to Belarus.
In 2000, she graduated from the Lida Music College - Department of Musicology. In 2005 she graduated from Belarus State Academy of Music in Minsk where she studied composition with Vyacheslav Kuznetsov and the organ with Uladzimir Neudach. In years 2006 and 2008 obtained master degree and assistantship in composition and organ player.
Laureate of the Grand Premium of the President of the Republic of Belarus (2000) Member of the Belarus Union of Composers (2007) Member of the Belarusian Union of Musicians. Won the second prize at the International competition of organists in (St. Petersburg 2004), and the second prize at the Andrey .Petrov international competition of composers (St. Petersburg, 2010) In the year 2016 she was granted a “Gaude Polonia” scholarship, provided by Polish Ministry of culture and National Heritage, to study in the F. Chopin Music University in Warsaw composition and organ with Dariusz Przybylski.
As an organist, Olga Podgaiskaya has given concerts in many Belarussian cities as well as abroad. New music has pride of place in her repertoire, and she has given numerous first performances of new works.
Olga Podgajskaya is the member of chamber ensemble named "Five-Storey Ensemble". Cooperate with the alternative theater "Kryly Halopa". Music Director of the International Festival of Contemporary music and silent cinema "KINEMO" Organizer of the ensemble of young composers "Frideriki".
She is author of symphonic, vocal-symphonic, chamber, and vocal – instrumental music. The author of music for more than 20 silent films. Participated in many music festivals and forums, among them: “Orgelsommerakademie” (Graz, Austria 2004\2006), “Orgelmomente” (Belarus 2007), “Dialogi festival”(Minsk, Belarus 2007), International Music Festival to the 70th anniversary of Oleg Yanchenko (Moscow, Russia 2009), ”Stuka ulicy” (Warsaw, Poland 2012),”Transit 7” (Holstebro, Danmark 2013), International organ Music Festival "Zvany Safii" (Polotsk, Belarus 2010), IX International Festival of Yuri Bashmet (Minsk, Belarus 2014), Festival of Spiritual Music "Zalatagorskaya Lіra" (Minsk, Belarus 2015), Muzyka naszych sąsiadów (Katowice, Poland 2015), “International Festival of Spiritual Music (Minsk, Belarus 2013 - 2018), International festival of contemporary music and silent cinema" KINEMO "(Minsk, Belarus, 2013-2018), “Stummfilm Live Festival im Babylon” (Berlin, Germany, 2016, 2017), Międzynarodowy Festiwal Teatralny “Demoludy” (Olsztyn, Poland 2016), - Knurowskie Koncerty Organowe (Knurov, Poland 2017)