Biography

Olivia graduated from the University of York with a BA (Hons) in Music in 2016 and now studies with Rosa Mannion, with additional lessons from Mary King. Olivia is honoured to be the recipient of The Gus Christie Award 2018 from Glyndebourne, awarded to support a young singer with exceptional promise.

Performance highlights for Olivia include singing as a soloist in Bernstein’s ‘Mass’ at the Royal Festival Hall under the baton of Marin Alsop and singing Suor Dolcina in a new production of Puccini’s ‘Suor Angelica’ for the Heraklion Piano Festival, Crete. Recently, Olivia was soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah for the Richmond Choral Society and sang in concerts for the Bognor Regis Music Club and for the Chichester Festival.

This year, Olivia is proud to have been selected for the British Youth Opera workshops programme, the Oxenfoord International Summer School Opera Scenes programme and the Abingdon Summer School for Solo Singers. In 2017 Olivia was also selected for the Glyndebourne Academy 2017, where she benefitted from an intensive training programme, led by Mary King. Olivia studied for the 2016/17 academic year at the Morley College Opera School.

Olivia is passionate about exploring and promoting contemporary music. She has performed as part of the Chimera Ensemble and the York Composers’ Collective and she is part of the soprano group, Philomel, which programmes new commissions alongside early soprano works. For the Borough New Music concert series in London, Olivia performed a selection of soprano and piano works, including two world premieres of works written for her.

Alongside her singing, Olivia is currently the Assistant Musical Director for Richmond Opera. She was also the Director of the Choir of Fortnum & Mason from 2017-19 and she teaches piano and singing from her home in Richmond-upon-Thames.