TEACHER OF PIANO AND SOLFEGGIO
Oliver Grant was born in the U.K. but moved to Spain at the age of eight where he began his piano lessons in Madrid.
He studied at the Katarina Gurska School of Music and later in the Madrid Conservatoire and completed the Título Superior de Musica in Madrid. Later, he moved back to the U.K. to study in Bath at the Bath Spa University and in Manchester at the Royal Northern College of Music.
Oliver has had masterclasses with Christopher Elton at the Royal Academy in London, Ian Fountain, Alexander Melnikov and Stephen Hough at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He has also performed at several venues across the U.K. as well as performing Rachmaninov’s 2nd piano concerto and Franz Liszt’s 1st piano concerto with the Bath Philharmonic Orchestra and the Derby Symphony Orchestra.
In September 2006, Oliver came to Bermuda to teach piano at the Bermuda School of Music and became the accompanist for the Bermuda Chamber Choir. He also became the organist at Christ Church in Warwick that same year.
Additionally, Oliver has performed with the Bermuda festival in February 2009, where he performed Mozart’s 23rd piano concerto with the Bermuda Philharmonic with Ryan Ellis conducting. The following year he performed the Grieg concerto and again in 2011 he also performed Rachmaninov’s 2nd piano concerto both with Ryan Ellis conducting. Later in June 2014, Oliver performed Chopin’s 1st piano concerto with Kate Ross.
He has played in numerous concerts in Bermuda as a soloist and accompanist to the Bermuda Chamber Choir as well as a keyboardist for local bands such as Working Title and Graffiti Park.