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Praised for his uniquely beautiful playing and mature artistry, 23-year-old violinist Oliver Neubauer is quickly establishing himself as one of the most exciting young artists of his time.

Highlights of the 2023-24 season include Oliver’s debut with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra playing the Korngold Concerto (as first prize winner of the 26th Hellam Competition), a concert and video-audio recording in Rome (as third prize winner of the ArsClassica International Competition),  and a Parlance Chamber Concerts performance of the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante along with his father, Paul Neubauer, and an orchestra comprised of members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Oliver will also be making appearances at Jupiter Chamber Players (NY), Apex Concerts (Reno, NV), PMP Suncoast (FL), Mostly Music (NJ), Parlance Chamber Concerts (NJ), and will perform recitals at Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium and the Juilliard School’s Paul Hall. During the summer of 2023, Oliver returns to the Verbier Festival Academy, where he will perform solo works and chamber music in the Cinéma de Verbier and Église de Verbier and will participate in masterclasses with Mihaela Martin, Augustin Dumay, and Kristof Barati.

Past seasons have included appearances at Music@Menlo, Verbier Festival Academy, Four Seasons Winter Workshop, Palm Beach Chamber Music Society, Bravo! Vail, YoungArts Miami, Parlance Chamber Concerts, If Music Be the Food NYC, Mostly Music Series, Summerfest La Jolla, Music@Menlo, Lake Champlain Music Festival, OKM Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, Music in the Vineyards, Art in Avila in Curaçao, and Music from Angel Fire. Oliver has performed at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall on numerous occasions as well as Symphony Space, the American Museum of Natural History, Neue Gallery, Alice Tully Hall, and David Geffen Hall. Oliver also performed with his sister Clara at the Waldorf Astoria for a 9/11 Memorial and Museum Benefit Dinner, where they shared the stage with Robert De Niro and Bernadette Peters.

At the age of twelve years old, Oliver attended the Music@Menlo program for the first time and played Mozart’s E-flat Piano Quartet, an experience that sparked a deep passion for chamber music that remains with him to this day. Since then, Oliver returned to Menlo for three more summers (and returned as an International Program Artist in 2022), was a member of the New York Youth Symphony Chamber Music Program from 2013-2015, performed at Juilliard ChamberFest in 2017, and attended the Four Seasons Winter Workshop in 2019 and 2020. Coming from a musical home, Oliver performs frequently with his father Paul Neubauer, mother Kerry McDermott, and sister Clara Neubauer. He has also collaborated and performed with many esteemed artists, including Itzhak Perlman, Carter Brey, Fred Sherry, Ani Kavafian, Shai Wosner, Jason Vieaux, the Ulysses Quartet, and the Dover Quartet.

As a soloist, Oliver has appeared with numerous orchestras, including the National Repertory Orchestra, the Springfield Symphony, the Sound Symphony Orchestra (as winner of their 2016 competition), the New York Concerti Sinfonietta, and the Symphony of Westchester (as winner of their 2018 competition). Oliver received 1st prize in the 2023 Hellam Young Artists Competition, 3rd prize in the 2023 ArsClassica International Competition, the Gold Award at the 2018 National YoungArts Competition and has garnered top prizes in the 2020 Adelphi Competition College Division, the 2017 Young Musicians Competition at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and the Artist in You Competition sponsored by the Doublestop Foundation, among others. Oliver has been featured on WQXR’s Young Arist Showcase hosted by Robert Sherman (listen here), and his solo performances at the Église de Verbier in 2021 were streamed on IDAGIO.

In the summer of 2019, Oliver spent a week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, working with the Guri youth string orchestra and teaching masterclasses. Deeply inspired by the spirit of music making during the exchange program, Oliver hopes to recreate that atmosphere of genuine passion, joy, and curiosity in communities around the world. Oliver has also donated his services to organizations such as Save the Children, Concerts in Motion, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, Little Orchestra Society, Goddard Riverside Community Center, and Temple Israel. In 2013, Oliver made his debut with the New York Philharmonic as the narrator for Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra in a YPC.

Outside of music, Oliver loves playing chess (having competed in dozens of national tournaments), playing ping pong, eating freshly baked cookies, and discussing philosophy. An active member of the Juilliard community, Oliver is the founder and co-president of the Juilliard Knights (Juilliard’s chess club) and a member of the student congress.

Oliver attends the Juilliard School in New York City, where he currently studies with Li Lin and Donald Weilerstein and is a proud recipient of the Kovner Fellowship. Prior to his studies at Juilliard, Oliver attended the Dalton School, Juilliard Pre-College, and the Perlman Music Program. Previous teachers include Itzhak Perlman, Sophie Arbuckle, and Arik Braude. Oliver plays a 1780 J.B. Guadagnini violin, generously on loan to him from the Juilliard String Instrument Collection.

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