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About Oliver

Oliver's undergraduate studies were completed under the tutelage of Li Wei Qin whilst on full scholarship at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore. Prior to this, he also gained two Australian Music Examinations Board diplomas (AMEB) - A.Mus.A (Distinction), and L.Mus.A (Award). His experience with the AMEB curriculum has equipped him with the necessary skills to assist students in undertaking graded exams, and in the past, his students have achieved great results. Equally passionate about music education as well as performance, Oliver receives much satisfaction and fulfilment from nurturing each student's musical development. 

Oliver's professional career as a cellist has involved performing with various professional orchestras throughout Australia, such as Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Sinfonia, as well as internationally, with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. He has also made numerous appearances as a concert soloist, particularly as a part of the Queensland Youth Orchestra’s international tour, throughout which he performed Saint-Sean’s Cello Concerto in several concert halls in Germany and France.

Aside from his work as a cellist, Oliver has also made other appearances as an orchestral conductor with ensembles such as the University of Queensland Symphony Orchestra and the Queensland Youth Orchestra. His involvement in orchestral conducting has afforded him the privilege of obtaining greater insight into music theory and history, about which he is also passionate.

It is in this field that Oliver's interests currently lie, with the additional fortune of being offered a position to undertake a Master of Conducting course at the University of Adelaide under Prof. Luke Dollman. The program is unique in that it involves conducting the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra numerous times throughout the year. However, Oliver is emphatic that prospective students should not be dissuaded by this, as it has little impact on his teaching timetable. Weekly lessons are still available at his Brisbane studio, with the option of online lessons in times of absence; a mode with which he has become very familiar during the COVID-19 school closures.