Oliver Herbert is a cellist from San Francisco, California. Oliver’s recent solo and recital engagements include debuts with the Warsaw Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Curtis Symphony Orchestra, Las Vegas Philharmonic, and the Dame Myra Hess Recital Series in Chicago. Upcoming engagements include debuts with the San Francisco and Marin Symphonies, and recitals around the United States with pianist Xiaohui Yang.
As a chamber musician, Oliver frequently participates in numerous music festivals including the Verbier Festival, Kr ż yzowa Music, Ravinia Steans Music Institute, IMS Prussia Cove, ChamberFest Cleveland, Music in the Vineyards, and the Caramoor Festival.
Oliver’s most recent competition awards include a top prize and special prize in the XI Lutoslawski International Cello Competition, and first prize and Pablo Casals prize in the 2015 Irving M. Klein International String Competition.
Before his studies at the Curtis Institute of Music with Peter Wiley and Carter Brey, Oliver was a student of Clive Greensmith at the Colburn Music Academy. He currently plays on a 1769 Guadagnini cello that belonged to famous Italian cellist Antonio Janigro, on generous loan from the Janigro family.