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Olivia Skwara



Born into a family of musicians in Gdansk, Poland, Olivia captivated audiences from a young age, delivering her inaugural public performance at a mere seven years old. By the age of ten, she astounded the classical music world with her concerto debut, collaborating with the Polish Youth Orchestra. Her musical journey led her to Moscow, where she studied under the renowned Lev Naumov, the revered "Godfather of the Russian piano school," at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatoire, graduating with honors in 2002. Olivia's expertise spans various facets of piano artistry, holding certifications as a performer, teacher, accompanist, and chamber ensemble artist.

In 2004, Olivia earned her master's degree in music, adding another illustrious achievement to her already impressive repertoire. Her prowess as a pianist has been celebrated through victories in prestigious competitions across Poland, Italy, and Germany. Olivia's dynamic performances have graced stages worldwide, from Europe to Asia, and the United States, collaborating with distinguished conductors like Zygmunt Rychert, Tomasz Chmiel, and Mikhail Scherbakov.

Recent highlights in Olivia's career include captivating audiences at the Riverhouse Barn and the Alderney Festival of Performing Arts. Notably, she participated in the International Piano Festivals "Musical Floralia – Music in Flowers" in Warsaw in both 2004 and 2005, showcasing her artistry on an international platform.

Beyond her captivating performances, Olivia is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of musicians. She has served as a professor at universities in China, Ngai Lam College in Hong Kong, and the Windsor Piano School in Berkshire. Her commitment to education extends globally, as evidenced by her masterclasses at the International Jakarta Music Festival in 2008.

Currently residing in London, Olivia continues to gracefully balance her roles as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. Her influence extends beyond the stage, as she actively contributes to the music community. In July 2016, Olivia served as a respected member of the Jury panel at the 2nd International Piano Competition, a testament to her enduring impact on the world of classical music.

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