MMus(UK), BMus(Hons), LMusA, AMusA
Born in the People’s Republic of China, award-winning pianist Oliver She was raised in Brisbane, beginning piano studies at the age of four. A two-time winner of the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards Keyboard Finals, Oliver made his concerto debut at the age of 14 performing Liszt’s E-flat Piano Concerto with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. His 2010 performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.3 earned him the title of ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year.
A graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music (U.K.) and University of Queensland, Oliver won First Prize at the 2018 Australian National Piano Award and the 2014 Brant International Piano Competition in Birmingham, and has been awarded major prizes at the London Beethoven Intercollegiate Piano Competition, ANU Chopin International Piano Competition, Southern Highlands International Piano Competition, Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition and Festival, and the Yamaha National Piano Competition.
Oliver has performed widely across Australia and in the U.K., Germany, Netherlands, Japan, and Korea, in venues including the Sydney Opera House, Wigmore Hall (London), Town Hall (Birmingham), Bridgewater Hall (Manchester), Seoul Arts Centre, Melbourne Recital Centre, the Polish Embassy in Canberra, and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
He has made appearances with the Sydney Symphony, Queensland Symphony, West Australian Symphony, and the RNCM Symphony Orchestras, as well as in festivals including the Musica Viva Festival, Utzon Music Series, Bath Music Festival (U.K.), Byron Bay Music Society, Tyalgum Festival, Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference, and the Australian Piano Duo Festival. His performances have been broadcast on ABC Classic FM radio and telecast on ABC TV.
In 2011, Oliver was invited as guest artist to perform a recital at Parliament House in Canberra in the presence of then-Prime Minister Julia Gillard. The same year, he performed the Australian premiere of Elena Kats-Chernin’s Double Concerto Selenite City with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to solo and concerto playing, Oliver is an experienced collaborative artist possessing broad knowledge and many years of expertise in duo and chamber performance, including a two-year appointment as Piano Accompaniment Fellow at the Royal Northern College of Music. A winner of the Sir John Barbirolli Prize, Oliver was a member of the 2016 International London Master Classes as official accompanist in collaboration with Benjamin Zander, conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra.
A passionate and devoted teacher, he has taught privately for several years, providing instruction to students ranging from early beginners to university graduates.
He holds Associate (AMusA) and Licentiate (LMusA) diplomas from the AMEB and was awarded the Hugh Brandon Memorial Scholarship in 2005.
These details were last updated on September 10, 2018