May 12, 2017 - OLYA - New Connections: Student Performance Piece Reaches Across Artistic Disciplines
"Olya picks up a microphone and—in her solo vocal performance—offers writhing vocal runs that correspond with the movements of the dancers, who conjure the idea of connection with interlocked fingers. The piece, "Connections" was the brainchild of Olya and served as a prime example of the type of cross-discipline collaboration envisioned by the merger between Boston Conservatory and Berklee College of Music."
Review of live performance "Connection" by Mike Keefe-Feldman (Berklee College of Music)
May 27, 2015 - OLYA - "Utopia" - EP Review
"Beautifully played and produced…Olya has been getting it right all throughout Utopia, but she truly rises to the top of her own achievements on this final song. “Ne Zrya / Не Зря” is another innovative melody that allows the mind to step right into Olya’s world and really experience the music as she’s envisioned it to be. With full creative-control of her sound, Olya has followed her incredible instincts right to the nth degree on this EP, and with an absolute blast of melodic, emotional-fireworks in her final song have certainly made her an artist I’ll remember completely."
Review of album "Utopia" by Sleeping Bag Studios
Oct 14, 2014 - STOLI THINKS OLYA & HER MUSIC ARE RUSSIA’S FINEST EXPORT
Interview with SKOPE Magazine talking about Halloween, CMJ, growing up in Russia and more...
Apr 5, 2014 - JNoodles review of "Crash and Burn" single
"OLYA was bound to make her own imprint on anything she would've been tackling following the release of 'Carefully' back in 2010. 2013's "Crash and Burn" is exemplar of that, acting as a great showcase of her ability to write and perform infectious hooks and infallible harmonies with an intrinsically sultry, exceptionally gorgeous tone to boot."
JNoodles review of "Crash and Burn" (by Jonathan Frahm)