Andrea Oliva


  • "Andrea Oliva is one of the best flute of his generation, a shining star in the flute's world”: it is the way Sir James Galway talk about Andrea Oliva, First flute of National accademy of S.Cecilia in Roma orchestra, role he has held since 2003. He was born on Modena in 1977, he graduated with honors in just five years at Musical Institute “Vecchi-Tonelli” in Modena under the guidance of G. Betti, perfecting himself with C. Montafia, G. Cambursano, J.C. Gérard e Sir J. Galway and starting a brilliant career.

  • Among the numerous awards in major flute's international competitions stand out the first prize at the first International Competition in Kobe (2005, first Italian to achieve this recognition) and the third prize at the International ARD Competition in Monaco (2004). His concert activity has taken him to perform in some of the most important theaters around the world: New York's Carnegie Hall, the Museum of Contemporary Art in London in the presence of Queen Elizabeth, in the prestigious Bunka Kaikan Hall in Tokyo, at Hong Kong Academy, in Chile and Cuba. Already a full member of the ' Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra , attended the' Herbert von Karajan Academy , and was invited, at only 23 years, as First flute's host at the Berlin Philharmonic under the direction of prestigious chopsticks such as C. Abbado, L. Maazel, V. Gerghiev, S. Oramo, M. Jansons and B. Haitink. Personally invited by Claudio Abbado, she played with the ' Orchestra Mozart of Bologna and works as a teacher at the Academy of 'Orchestra itself.

  • From 2001 to 2003 he was principal flute of the "Teatro dell'Opera di Roma" and currently works in the same role, with numerous orchestras such as the Bayerische Rundfunk and Monaco's chamber Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of Europe. He has performed several times as a soloist with the National Orchestra of Santa Cecilia conducted by C. Hogwood, M.W. Chung and in March 2010 by A. Pappano, performing the Concerto by C. Nielsen (broadcast by RAI 3). In 2012 he performed the first national concert for flute and orchestra by M. A. Dalbavie directed by M. Honeck. He is member of GlobeDuo (flute and guitar with C. Savarese) with whom he performed in the most important Italian and foreign seasons addressing new and unexplored repertoire for this formation as well as being a member of the "Quintetto di fiati Italiano".

  • Appreciated teacher, he teaches a specialization courses in Santa Cecilia National Academy of Rome, the two-year period in Modena and three years of specialization at the International Accademy of “Incontri col Maestro” in Imola. He is currently principal flute's professor at "Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana" (CSI Lugano). He has played for "VDM Records" 'Sonate’ for flute and piano (M. Grisanti pf), Sonate di Händel for “Le Chant de Linos” . For Amadeus magazine “Le merle noir” of O. Messiaen and for "Wide Classique" 'Globe' (winner CD of Los Angeles Global Award 2013). He has published a didactic DVD about flute (Accademy edition 2008) and CD about “Bach Flute Sonatas” with Canadian pianist A. Hewitt for “Hyperion”, with which debuted in 2014 at the Wigmore Hall in London. Recently he has published the 'Sonatina' by H. Duttileux and 'Romance' of Saint-Saëns for "Brillant" (A. Makita pf) and "Sonata da Concerto" for flute and archs by G. F. Ghedini for "Sony". Andrea Oliva play a Muramatsu's flute of 14k all gold SR.


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