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 Top Prize at the Brant International Piano Competition in Birmingham in 2014, 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, Yamaha National Piano Competition, and the Australian National Piano Award.
Oliver has performed widely across Australia and in the U.K., Germany, Netherlands, Japan, and Korea, in venues including the Sydney Opera House, London’s Wigmore Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, Seoul Arts Centre, Melbourne Recital Centre, the Polish Embassy in Canberra, and the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
He has also made appearances on ABC Classic FM and ABC TV, and festivals including the Musica Viva Festival and Coffee Concerts Series, Utzon Music Series, Bath Music Festival (U.K.), Byron Bay Music Society, Tyalgum Festival, Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference, and the Australian Piano Duo Festival.
In 2011, Oliver was invited as guest artist to perform a recital at the national Parliament House 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 Paul Fitzsimmons and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
An experienced collaborative artist, Oliver possesses broad knowledge and many years of expertise in duo and ensemble 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 June 10, 2018