"Olivia is an outstandingly gifted musician and cellist, and I am firmly convinced that in the future she will cause a sensation as a soloist. Technically in total command, musically intelligent, she can express herself directly and movingly through her cello, and always finds a very personal flavour in her interpretations".
Peter Bruns, April 2002
Born in Germany, Olivia Jeremias concert experience included a performance of the Dvorak Cello Concerto with Sir Colin Davis in the Semperoper Dresden by the age of 20, and a concert broadcast on the radio by the German MDR-Kultur channel. First prize-winner in the International Heran Competition in the Czech Republic, and a laureate at several others, her talent has gained international recognition at the highest level.
Her musical education in playing the violoncello began at the age of five. She was taught by the international renowned cellist Peter Bruns for most of her early years before commencing her study at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Colin Carr and Josephine Knight. Masterclasses with Janos Starker, Uzi Wiesel, David Geringas and Robert Cohen have also assisted her in developing her own interpretative style. The Royal Academy of music London awarded her the Rhoda Butt Scholarship, the Montefiore Prize and the Prize of the Royal Academy of Music. In addition both the German National Merit Foundation and the Study Foundation of the German Nation awarded her two separate scholarships.
Olivia is an enthusiastic chamber musician and with her pianist Katharina Hinz she has just recently released her new CD Bach / Beethoven / Brahms in April 2016. She is also a member of the AMOS Piano Quartet, who has concerts throughout Europe. In 2016 they are going to appear at the Sion and Trento Music Festival. For the last two years Olivia has joined the annual chamber music series in Singapore, directed by Tee Khoon Tang.
Since 2005 Olivia Jeremias has been the principal cellist of the Philharmonic Orchestra Hamburg and in 2008 Olivia received the Eduard Söring prize of the Hamburg Opera Foundation for outstanding abilities.
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