Olivia is a pianist who, in addition to her performances on modern piano, also plays historical keyboard instruments, with a focus on nineteenth-century pianos and repertoire
Born in Australia, Olivia completed a BMus at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (The University of Sydney) on a scholarship of Outstanding Academic Achievement and Merit, where she studied with Elizabeth Powell, and graduated with First Class Honours and the University Medal. She was then awarded a full scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she completed a MMus with Professor Christopher Elton, graduating with Distinction. She has just finished her PhD at the Academy, researching Liszt performance practice with the support of an Overseas Research Award, where she performed a six-recital series of Liszt’s piano music as part of her portfolio.
Olivia has won numerous prizes and awards, and has performed recitals and concertos internationally. She has also presented papers and recitals at various research conferences in the UK and Europe. Olivia is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the Academy, and also teaches piano performance students of King’s College, London. Her debut solo album, Liszt and the Art of Remembering, was recorded on both modern and historical pianos, and will be released by Avie Records in November 2016.