Andrea Oliva

“Andrea Oliva is one of the best flutists of his generation, a shining star in the flute world”: as Sir James Galways speaks about Andrea, principal flute of the “Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia” in Rome, since the 2003. Born in Modena in 1977, he graduated in only five years at the Istituto Musicale “Vecchi-Tonelli” of Modena under the guidance of G. Betti and also studied with by C. Montafia, M. Marasco, G. Cambursano, J.C. Gérard, A. Blau and Sir J. Galway. Andrea Oliv won top pries in several international flute competitions, such as the first prize at the Kobe International Competition (2005) and the third prize at the ARD Competition in Munich (2004). Andrea played in some of the most important venues, such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in London in presence of the Queen Elizabeth, the Bunka Kaikan Hall in Tokyo, the Hong Kong Academy. Andrea attended the Herbert von Karajan Academy and has been invited, at only 23, as guest principal flute at the Berliner Philarmoniker, conducted by C. Abbado, L. Maazel, V. Gerghiev, S. Oramo, M. Jansons e B. Haitink. Personally invited by C. Abbado, he played with the “Orchestra Mozart di Bologna” and collaborated as teacher at the Academy of the same orchestra. Andrea played many times as flute soloist with the “Orchestra Nazionale di S. Cecilia” conducted by C. Hogwood, M.W. Chung and in march 2010 by A. Pappano, with the Concert of C. Nielsen (broadcast on RAI 3 italian television). In 2012 he played the national first of the concert for flute and orchestra M. A. Dalbavie diretto da M. Honeck. Andrea is member of the GlobeDuo (flute and guitar with C. Savarese) playing in the most important italian and international seasons exploring new and unexplored repertoire for this kind of duo, moreover Andrea is also member and founder of the “Quintetto di fiati Italiano” and “I Cameristi di Santa Cecilia”. Requested and appreciated teacher, Andrea teaches at the master classes “I Fiati” of the Academy S. Cecilia in Rome, the upper-two year period in Modena and the three-year high specialization at the Imola International Academy “Incontri con il Maestro”. Nowadays is full professor of Flute at the Italian Swetzlandr Conservatory of Lugano (CSI Lugano). He recorded for "VDM Records" 'Sonate’ per flauto e pianoforte (M. Grisanti pf), for “Le Chant de Linos” the Händel Sonate. For the magazine Amadeus “Le merle noir” di O. Messiaen and for "Wide Classique" 'Globe' (CD vincitore del Los Angeles Global Award 2013). Andrea published also a teaching DVD about flute (Edizioni Accademia2008) and the CD “Bach Flute Sonatas” together with the canadian pianist A. Hewitt for “Hyperion”, with whom he debuted in 2014 at the Wigmore Hall of London with acclamation by critics and audiences. Recently he published the 'Sonatina' of H. Duttileux and 'Romance' of Saint-Saëns for "Brillant" (A. Makita pf) and the "Sonata da Concerto" for flute solo and strings of G. F. Ghedini for “Sony" directed by Rusting with the ORT Orchestra. Andrea Oliva plays with a flute Muramatsu 14k all gold SR specifically designed for him.