"...the radiant phrasing of the LSO's peerless principal oboe, Olivier Stankiewicz." - The Arts Desk/ LSO Sir John Eliot Gardiner / March 2018

Olivier Stankiewicz holding oboe

In 2015 Olivier was appointed principal oboe of the London Symphony Orchestra.

Sought after as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher, Olivier has performed widely in Europe, Japan and the USA. Highlights include recitals at Wigmore Hall, Snape Maltings, the Louvre in Paris, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Isabella Gardner Museum in Boston, Merkin Concert Hall and Morgan Library in New York.  He has collaborated with Alasdair Beatson, the Doric and Castalian String Quartets, Jean Rondeau, Jonathan Ware and Alvise Sinivia, among many others.

In 2019 Olivier recorded the Mozart Concerto with the LSO, performed Attahir's Concerto with the Orchestre de Lille and took part in the  Aix-en-Provence Easter Festival with Renaud Capuçon.  Committed to new music, he premiered a new concerto commission by Laurent Durupt in Paris and London.

This season Olivier makes his debut at the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C. with Thomas Dunford including a new commission by Benjamin Attahir, records for Delphian, and undertakes a tour of New Zealand with Berlin Counterpoint. He returns to Japan in 2022.

As soloist Olivier has performed Berio's Chemins IV with the Orchestre National du Capitole Toulouse, Bernd Alois Zimmerman's Concerto with the French National Orchestra broadcast by Radio France Musique, and appeared with the Barcelona Wind Symphony in L’Auditori, Pro Arte Orchestra in Hong Kong and Tokyo Sinfonietta in Suntory Hall.

Awards include 1st Prize at the Oboe Competition in Japan, the Young Concert Artists international auditions in Leipzig and New York, and in 2016 he was a prize-winner at the YCAT International Auditions in London.

Olivier has appeared as guest principal with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Mahler Chamber, London Sinfonietta, Philadephia Symphony, Bayerischer Rundfunk and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestras. He was principal oboe of the ONCT between 2011-2015 and is currently Professor of Oboe at the Royal College of Music.

Born in Nice, Olivier studied oboe and theory at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris (2009-2014). In 2013 he was named “classical revelation” by the French association ADAMI.

He was a founder member of the WARN!NG Collective, a group that develops and commissions new works, experimenting with sound painting, improvisation and innovative performance experiences.

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Press reviews

Olivier Stankiewicz, principal oboe of the London Symphony Orchestra, with pianist Alasdair Beatson brought extraordinary drama to the Temporal Variations (1936).

The Guardian / Snape Maltings Britten Weekend / October 2018

The duo performance by Olivier Stankiewicz and Jonathan Ware in the magnificent sonics at the Morgan Library was a feast of amusing trick endings, vivid color, stunning clarity.

New York Music Daily / Morgan Library NY / February 2018


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