Oliwia Meiser

“Oliwia is a highly gifted and curious musician, and she has a very interesting personality. She is very fast in learning new repertoire. Her cellistic abilities are unparalleled among her peers. Technically brilliant […], sound wise touching and very complex, she knows how to enthuse the audience.” – Prof. Konstantin Heidrich.

Oliwia has performed at numerous festivals including the Rheingau Music Festival (Kloster Eberbach and Schloss Johannisberg), Merano Music Festival (Kursaal Meran), Francigena International Arts Festival and Festival in Deinem Kiez. Oliwia performed as a soloist on the stage of Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (Grand Hall), Berlin Philharmonic (Chamber Music Hall), Musikverein Vienna (Brahms Hall), Tonhalle Maag Zurich, Düsseldorf Robert Schumann Saal, Rotterdam De Doelen (Jurriaanse Zaal), Luxembourg Philharmonie (Chamber Music Hall), Gasteig Munich (Carl- Orf-Saal), Victoria Hall Singapore, Theater Casino Zug, Belgrade Madlenianum (Large Hall), Stuttgart New Castle (White Room), Dresden Palais im Großen Garten, Resonanzraum Hamburg, Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, St. John’s Cathedral in Hong Kong. She has given performances with orchestras such as Silesian Philharmonic, Slovakian String Orchestra, Francigena Chamber Orchestra, Polish National Youth Orchestra and many more.

Since 2017 she is a member of the internationally acclaimed string orchestra, LGT Young Soloists. Together with the ensemble, Meiser appears on the 2018 Sony RCA release “Nordic Dream” as well as 2019 Sony RCA release “Souvenir”. For the albums she has recorded an original arrangement of “Eight Short Pieces, Op. 99, No. 3: III. Souvenir” by Jean Sibelius and Giovanni Sollima’s “Violoncelles, Vibrez!”. Oliwia forms a duo together with an internationally active concert pianist Daria Tudor. As an active chamber musician, she has performed from 2015-2017 as part of the Sine Nomine Quartet and in the season 2018/19 with Eostra String Sextet. Oliwia has been working closely with ensemble Eroica Berlin under the baton of Jakob Lehmann.

Among the most important competition prizes awarded to Oliwia are 1st prize at the International Cello Competition Antonio Janigro (Croatia), Golden Finalist title at the 8th International Music Competition and Festival for Soloists and Chamber Groups SVIREL (Slovenia) and 1st Prize at the International Competition of Bohdan Warchal in playing the bow string instruments ,,Talents for Europe” in Dolny Kubin (Slovakia). By 2019 Oliwia has received more than 30 awards both on the national and international competitive stage of classical music. She has participated in numerous festivals and is a member of acknowledged music groups. As part of her non-performing activities, she is a leader of numerous international music education projects. Since 2018 Oliwia is a member of the TONALiSTEN Agency. She was one of 12 active participants of the TONALi 2018 Publikumsakademie in Hamburg, Germany.

Meiser’s current place of study is University of Arts in Berlin in the class of Prof. Konstantin Heidrich. Her previous teachers include Maria Kubisa and Natalia Kurzac-Kotula. Oliwia participated in various masterclasses, such as Cello Akademie Rutesheim, Morningside Music Bridge, Mattheiser Academie, Sommerliche Kammermusikakademie Niedersachsen. She has also received tuition form Jens Peter Maintz, Frans Helmerson, Philippe Muller, Laurence Lesser, Eberhard Feltz, Timora Rosler, Kirill Rodin, Tian Bonian and Jesus Castro-Balbi and others. Oliwia is a proud member of the Scandinavian Cello School led by Jacob Shaw.

Oliwia is playing an outstanding Italian instrument of a high artistic and historical value made by Paolo Castello. The instrument is kindly loaned by a private sponsor. She is supported through a scholarship by the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst and Ad Infinitum Foundation.

www.oliwia.meiser.com.pl

Oliwia Meiser

  • Instrument: Cello
  • Birthday: May 23rd 1998
  • Place of birth: Poland

Awards

2019

  • First prize and a special prize at the Alice Samter Chamber Music Competition, Berlin, Germany
  • DAAD and Ad Infinitum Foundation Scholarship for the academic year 2019/2020

2018

  • Special Prize Paolo Castello at the TONALi2018 competition. Hamburg, Germany
  • DAAD and Ad Infinitum Foundation Scholarship for the academic year 2018/2019

2017

  • Finalist and Laureat of the 10th National Polish Dezyderiusz Danczowski Competition mentored by the Wieniawski Association in Poznan, Poland
  • Semifinalist of the Thirteenth International Competition ,,Young Virtuosos”in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Scholarship of the Polish National Centre of Culture ,,Młoda Polska 2017”

2016

  • 1st prize at the 11th. International Cello Competition Antonio Janigro, Croatia
  • 1st prize (2nd not awarded) at the 23dr Polish Cello Confrontations by the name of Zdzisława Wojciechowska in Bydgoszcz, Poland
  • 1st Prize and the Laureate title at the eMuse Online Music Competition, Grece
  • 2nd prize at the Polish Cello Competition of the Polish Center of Art Education in Warsaw
  • Golden Finalist title at the 8th International Music Competition and Festival for Soloists and Chamber Groups SVIREL – Slovenia
  • 1st prize at the 12th Forum of Youth Instrumentalists in Rybnik by the name of Karol and Antoni Szafranek
  • Scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage awarded for artistic achievements in the school year 2015/2015
  • Scholarship by the The Silesian Voivodeship awarded for artistic achievements in the school year 2015/2016

2015

  • 1st prize at the 15th International Juliusz Zarębski Competition in Łomianki, Poland
  • 1st prize on the 3rd Polish Cello and Double Bass Tournament in Warsaw
  • 1st prize at the 17th International Chamber Music Competition in Jawor, Poland
  • 1st prize at the 1st Autumn Chamber Music Meetings for Music Schools in Zywiec, Poland
  • Scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage awarded for artistic achievements in the school year 2014/2015
  • Wena 2015 – an award for youth in the field of cultural activities by the Major of the Bytom city
  • Scholarship by the The Silesian Voivodeship awarded for artistic achievements in the school year 2014/2015

2013

  • The Prize for Performance of Work by the 20th and 21st cent. Composer at the 18th International Competition of Bohdan Warhal in playing the bow string instruments ,,Talents for Europe” in Dolny Kubin, Slovakia
  • 1st Prize at the 18th International Competition of Bohdan Warhal in playing the bow string instruments ,,Talents for Europe” in Dolny Kubin, Slovakia
  • 2nd prize at the 39th Polish Bach Competition in Zielona Góra, Poland
  • 3rd prize at the 10th Young Cellists Competition in Wroclaw, Poland
  • 1st prize at the 17th International Competition of Bohdan Warhal in playing the bow string instruments ,,Talents for Europe” in Dolny Kubin, Slovakia
  • Musica Arvenzis prize on the 17th International Competition of Bohdan Warhal in playing the bow string instruments ,,Talents for Europe” in Dolny Kubin, Slovakia
  • 2nd prize at the 3rd Polish Youth String Instruments Competition in Elbląg, Poland

2012

  • 2nd prize at the 12th International Juliusz Zarębski Competition in Łomianki, Poland

2011

  • 1st prize at the 15th International Competition of Bohdan Warhal in playing the bow string instruments ,,Talents for Europe” in Dolny Kubin, Slovakia

Education

2017-present:

Student of the Universität der Künste Berlin in the class of prof. Konstantin Heidrich Chamber Music Student in the class of the Artemis Quartet at the UdK Berlin

2017-2018:

Student of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in the class of prof. Natalia Kurzac – Kotula

2016-2017:

Student of the Youth Academy at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in the class of prof. Natalia Kurzac – Kotula

2005-2017:

Student of the Ogólnokształcąca Szkoła Muzyczna I i II stopnia im. Fryderyka Chopina w Bytomiu (Frederic Chopin School of Music in Bytom) in the class of Maria Kubisa and prof. Natalia Kurzac – Kotula

 

Oliwia has participated in various masterclasses with prof. Konstantin Heidrich, prof. Jens Peter Maintz, prof. Philippe Muller, prof. Frans Hemlerson, prof. Laurence Lesser, prof. Johannes Kerbs, prof. Eberhard Feltz, prof. Louise Hopkins, prof. Terry King, prof. Laura Bossert, prof. Timora Rosler, prof. Jesus Castro-Balbi, prof. Michał Dmochowski, prof. Tian Bonian, prof. Li Jiwu, prof. Liu Meijuan, prof. Na Mula, prof. Kirill Rodin, prof. Ni Tao, prof. Sophie Shao, prof. Wei Yu, prof. Zhu Mu.

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