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Oliwia Meiser, a cellist born in Poland, discovered her instrument at the age of seven when she first heard a live performance of Ivan Monighetti. She is highly motivated both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. Some of the most important highlights of her career are solo performances in Slovakia, Italy and Poland with orchestras such as Slovakian Chamber Orchestra, Capella Istroploitana, Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra and Francingena Chamber Orchestra. As a soloist she won numerous prizes on various competitions. The most important are: 1st prize at the 11th International Cello Competition Antonio Janigro, Croatia, 1st prize at the 23rd Polish Cello Confrontations by the name of Zdzisława Wojciechowska in Bydgoszcz, Poland and Golden Finalist title at the 8th International Music Competition and Festival for Soloists and Chamber Groups SVIREL - Slovenia. For three years Oliwia has been a member of a successful quartet ,,Sine Nomine”, winning multiple prizes and performing in various venues, among which is the Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music. She has been also a leading cellist of the Polish Youth Symphony Orchestra. Oliwia took part in various master classes, with renowned professors from all over the world. She has taken advice from cellists such as Jens Peter Maintz, Philippe Muller, Frans Helmerson, Laurence Lesser, Timora Rosler and call herself alumni of Cello Akademie Rutesheim or Morningside Music Bridge.
Birthday: May 23rd 1998
Place of birth: Poland
Student of the Universität der Künste Berlin in the class of prof. Konstantin Heidrich
Student of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in the class of prof. Natalia Kurzac - Kotula
Student of the Youth Academy at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in the class of prof. Natalia Kurzac - Kotula
Student of the Ogólnokształcąca Szkoła Muzyczna I i II stopnia im. Fryderyka Chopina w Bytomiu (Frederic Chopin School of Music in Bytom) in the class of prof. Natalia Kurzac - Kotula