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Oliver She

Young Performer of the Year, 2010 and Winner, Keyboard Category 2005

Oliver started playing the piano at the age of 4. He has performed with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and the St Lucia Orchestra in Brisbane. Other performances include recitals at the Tyalgum Festival of Classical Music, Brisbane City Hall, Byron Music Society, University of Tasmania Conservatory of Music, Friends of SIPCA Christmas function, the University of Queensland School of Music concert series and most recently, the celebration of Chopin’s 200th anniversary at Lucas Parklands on the Sunshine Coast.

Oliver’s awards include first prize at the 2003 and 2005 Yamaha Australian Youth Piano Competition (junior and intermediate divisions) and first prize in the ASKM Gold Coast Open Piano Competition in 2008. Oliver reached the Grand Final of the 2005 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards. He was also awarded the AMEB Hugh Brandon Memorial Scholarship in 2005.

In 2009 Oliver won 3rd prize in the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition in Brisbane, and was a prize-winner at the Southern Highlands International Piano Competition; in both events he was awarded prizes for the best performance of an Australian composition. He reached the quarter finals of the 2008 Seoul International Music Competition and was a participant in the 2009 Hamamatsu International Piano Competition.

Oliver currently studies with Max Olding and Pamela Page at the University of Queensland, School of Music, where he is undertaking a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance.

In 2010 Oliver won the prestigious ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards.  He was also awarded the 2010 David Paul Landa scholarship, presented in memory of the late Paul Landa, former Attorney General of NSW.  This scholarship is funded by the NSW Government.