Olga Harris was born in Moscow, Russia, and began writing music as a child. She graduated from Ukraine College with a degree in Piano and received her Master degree as a composer from Moscow Conservatory and a Doctorate from the Moscow Arts Academy. She studied composition for three years with the famous Composer Aram Khachaturian. She was his last student.
Mrs. Harris specializes in Chamber Music and has composed three symphonies, Concerto for Trombone, two Piano Concertos, two Quartets, two trios, four Sonatas for piano, clarinet, violin and cello, two cantatas, five vocal cycles, many songs and over 600 pieces for piano and chamber instruments. She has also written music for two animated movies and music for Drama Theater and TV. Her music has been performed at many festivals and concerts, such as Moscow Autumn in Russia, Russian Avant garde in Heidelberg Germany, Modern music Festival in Frigiliana Spain, Assisi Festival in Italy. She has performed many concerts in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhniy Novgorod, Kiev, Riga, Germany, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain and France.