Oliver Herbert is a cellist from San Francisco, California. He is currently under the tutelage of Peter Wiley and Carter Brey at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
Oliver’s recent solo and recital engagements include debuts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Santa Cruz Symphony, Las Vegas Philharmonic, and the Dame Myra Hess Recital Series in Chicago. With a great interest in cello repertoire, Oliver strives to create innovative programs and to reach diverse audiences. He believes that music from all eras is relevant, and continues to search for connections between the past and the present through playing the cello.
As a chamber musician, Oliver frequently participates in numerous music festivals including the Verbier Festival, Ravinia Steans Music Institute, OCM Prussia Cove, Music in the Vineyards, and the Caramoor Festival.
Oliver’s most recent competition awards include the first prize and Pablo Casals prize in the 2015 Irving M. Klein International String Competition, and the second prize in the 2015 Stulberg International String Competition.
Before starting his studies at Curtis, Oliver was a student of Clive Greensmith at the Colburn Music Academy. He currently plays on a Vuillaume cello loaned generously by the Ravinia Festival Steans Music Institute.