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Olivier Stankiewicz






Olivier Stankiewicz

Olivier Stankiewicz was appointed oboe professor at the Royal College of Music in 2015, when he joined the London Symphony Orchestra as principal player. A keen and passionate teacher, he has given masterclasses in the Juilliard school of Music and in Japan.

Recent concert highlights include recitals at Merkin Concert Hall and Morgan Library in New York, at Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston, Wigmore Hall in London (with Castalian Quartet), festival Mecklenbourg-Vorpommern and with the Amadeus ensemble in New Music Forum of Wroclaw and Grand Theatre of Warsaw. As a soloist he has performed Berio’s Chemins IV with the Orchestre National du Capitole Toulouse, Bernd Alois Zimmerman's Concerto with the French National Orchestra broadcast by Radio France Musique, Benjamin Attahir's Concerto Nur in Suntory Hall with the Tokyo Sinfonietta and Mozart with the London Symphony Orchestra in Kuwait City Cultural Centre. As a guest principal, he has played with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Born in Nice in 1989, French-Swedish Olivier studied oboe and theory at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris (2009-2014). His oboe teachers comprised David Walter, Jacques Tys, Jean-Claude Jaboulay, Claude Ledoux and Alain Louvier for Analysis, and Corinne Schneider for contemporary music history and aesthetics. An active performer of contemporary music, he has premiered pieces by Benjamin Attahir, Tonia Ko, played and collaborated extensively with Alvise Sinivia, Laurent Durupt, Januibe Tegera, and helped to found the Warning Collective.

Awards during his studies included 1st Prize at the 2012 International Oboe Competition in Japan, and in 2013 he was named “classical revelation” by the French association ADAMI. He has also won the YCA and YCAT auditions in New-York and London. Recordings include Mozart's Gran Partita with the LSO wind ensemble, on LSO Live label. Besides Olivier loves hiking, climbing, robotics, science-related stuff, chess and repairing his bike.