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Henley Festival
10-14thJuly 2019

Oliver Poole

Oliver believes in making the world a better place through music. Hailed by the press as "A True Master of His Instrument" (BBC.com), "Outrageously Talented" (The Dubrovnik Times), "Oliver Poole Le Magnifique" (Le Orient Le Jour), he has thrilled audiences around the world, from leading stages to millions for live TV concerts, with his uniquely phenomenal artistry, electrifying drive and sensational live improvisations.

Oliver first appeared as a soloist with the British National Youth Orchestra at the age of eight, was broadcast live over Europe aged fifteen and toured Siberia founding the charity Siberian Appeal (with opera star Angela Gheorghiu as its patron) at seventeen. Oliver performed for the British Royal Family and gave a historic centenary revival of Anton Rubinstein's 3rd piano concerto with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic aged nineteen, with performances around the world since including at the Royal Albert Hall, Al Bustan Festival, The Kremlin, Henley Festival, The Barbican, Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, St. Petersburg Great Philharmonic Hall, London 2012 Olympic Games, Festival Del Sole, Royal Festival Hall, Tsinandali Festival, EU Culture Week and for charities including UNESCO, UN World Food Programme, World Aids Day, World Music Day, Teenage Cancer Trust, HemiHelp, Starlight, Desire Tree Foundation & UNICEF.

Oliver frequently collaborates with today's biggest and most prominent musical figures and has also composed for pop stars, world-renowned visual artists, international charities & initiatives, enjoys giving masterclasses, showcases world-firsts in music technology and served as a juror on international piano competitions. He composed the music for 2015 Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich’s play 'Enchanted by Death' and is currently Artist in Residence at The Opus Theatre, UK. Oliver also exclusively performed for the global launch of Haig Club by David Beckham and recently was invited (alongside Beyoncé) to perform at a special event in India with multiple Oscar & Grammy Award winner A.R. Rahman.