Vita English

Swiss pianist Olivia Geiser received her first piano lessons at the age of five. In 2005 she began her studies with Hans-Jürg Strub at the Zürich University of Arts where she graduated in 2010. She continued studying in the Master of Music programme at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Ian Fountain and graduated with Distinction in 2012.

Olivia won prizes in national and international music competitions. In 2012 she was commended in the Carpenter Recital prize and was awarded the Dorothy Bryant Award.

In masterclasses she has worked with renowned musicians such as Alexander Rudin, Homero Francesh, Diana Kettler, Pascal Devoyon, Kathryn Stott, Joanna MacGregor and Nina Tichman. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed in countries such as Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, UK and she has had several tours in South America.  Olivia has given recitals in Regent’s Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London and has represented her country at concerts at Swiss Embassies and Consulates in Lima, Cardiff and London. She has appeared at the Chopin Festival in Basel and Zürich and the Styriarte Festival in Graz.

Olivia has received scholarships from the Fritz Gerber foundation for talented young people.