Olivia Jeremias is one of the outstanding young cellists of her generation. Born in Germany in 1979, by the age of 20 her concert experience included a performance of the Dvorak Cello Concerto with Sir Colin Davis in the Semperoper Dresden, 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 awarder her the Rhoda Butt Scholarship, the Montefiore Prize and the Prize of the Royal Academy of Music to her. In addition both the German National Merit Foundation and the Study Foundation of the German Nation awarded her two separate scholarships.
Increasingly in demand as a soloist, she commands virtually the whole of the standard cello repertoire and a good number of contemporary works. Recent performances include the Dvorak and Haydn Cello Concertos with the Philharmonic orchestra Zagreb, the C.P.E Bach Cello Concerto in A major accompanied by the Royal Academy Soloists directed by Clio Gould and an appearance at the Music at Menlo" Festival in San Francisco, America.
Olivia is an enthusiastic chamber musician and with pianists as Christina Brandner and Katharina Happel she has given concerts throughout Europe. She is also a member of the "Evrus Trio" Germany and principal cellist of the Philharmonic Orchestra Hamburg.
In 2008 Olivia received the Eduard SÌ¦ring prize of the Hamburg Opera Foundation for outstanding abilities.
Olivia Jeremias plays a Giovanni Granchino cello from 1698, friendly lend by the "Maggini Stiftung" Switzerland.