Oliver Simpson

  • Master of Arts (Distinction)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in String Leadership
  • Bachelor of Music (Performance)

Available for online and in-person teaching, registered as a COVID Safe business.

$50 per half hour lesson / $70 per 45 minute lesson / $90 per hour lesson

Please see YouTube link for videos of Oliver’s performances:

Oliver is a highly accomplished professional double bass player, with extensive playing and teaching experience. He graduated with Distinction in a Master of Arts (Double Bass) from the Royal Academy of Music, London, and previously completed his Bachelor of Music (Performance) at Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Oliver's teaching services include:

-Flexible teaching hours
-Traveling to teach at your home or school (note: traveling for lessons may incur a fee depending on location, please inquire)
-Assistance in instrument hire or purchase
-Focus on bodily relaxation in solo and orchestral playing
-Preparation and application for AMEB exams, from Preliminary to LMusA
-Individual and group lessons

Oliver has performed extensively as an orchestral, chamber, and solo musician in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Most recently, he has performed as Principal Double Bass with Opera Australia, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Manchester Camerata, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and BBC Concert Orchestra. He has performed as Co-Principal with BBC Symphony Orchestra and Opera North, and toured Europe extensively with the Philharmonia and Halle orchestras. He was invited to perform as a soloist in the 2017 Conwy Classical Music Festival, where he performed a selection from Eight Pieces (op.83) by Max Bruch.

In Sydney, Oliver has performed regularly with Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Opera Australia, and on various film and video game soundtrack recordings at Fox Studios. On both electric bass and double bass, he has performed on Sydney seasons of West Side Story, Jersey Boys, Spring Awakening, Wizard of Oz, and Love Never Dies.

As an educator, Oliver has worked as Section Leader and Coach with Philharmonia: Come and Sing, as a classroom tutor with Halle: Adopt a Player, and has taught in the Junior Departments at the Royal Academy of Music and Royal Northern College of Music.

172 Johnston Street
Annandale, NSW
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Details last updated on January 18, 2021