Cellist Oliver Herbert Joins Opus 3 Roster
Opus 3 is pleased to welcome cellist Oliver Herbert, a San Francisco native who is quickly building a reputation as an artist with a distinct voice and individual style. Performing a wide range of repertoire, Oliver's recent solo and recital appearances include debuts with the San Francisco Symphony, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Curtis Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony SoundBox, and the Dame Myra Hess Recital Series in Chicago, among others.
Oliver has worked with renowned conductors such as Michael Tilson Thomas, Juanjo Mena, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. As a chamber musician, Oliver has performed with some of the leading musicians of our time including Shmuel Ashkenasi, Franklin Cohen, Pamela Frank, Miriam Fried, Nobuko Imai, and Meng-Chieh Liu. In addition, Oliver frequently collaborates with pianist Xiaohui Yang as a recital duo. This season, they will perform on tour in both the United States and Greece. A frequent performer at festivals including the Caramoor Festival, ChamberFest Cleveland, Krzy?owa Music, Music in the Vineyards, Open Chamber Music, the Ravinia Festival Steans Music Institute, and the Verbier Festival Academy, Oliver has been a fellow at the Ravinia Festival, and also performed on a tour with Miriam Fried, the festival's director. At the 2017 Verbier Festival, Oliver was awarded the Prix Jean-Nicolas Firmenich.
Oliver's most recent competition awards include a top prize and special prize in the XI Witold Lutoslawski International Cello Competition in 2018, first prize and Pablo Casals prize in the 2015 Irving M. Klein International String Competition, and a top prize in the 2015 Stulberg International String Competition.