Oliwia Meiser, Polish cellist based in Berlin, is an active soloist and chamber musician. Her main place of study is University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar in the class of Prof. Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt. Oliwia is studied a Master of Chamber Music with Prof. Dirk Mommertz (Faure Quartett) at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz München. In 2022 Oliwia has received a Bachelor of Music Diploma at the UdK Berlin in the class of Prof. Konstantin Heidrich.
She is a scholarship holder of the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Berlin e.V., PE-Förderungen e.V and a scholarship holder of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom - for of her artistic and study achievements, as well as her social engagement and active part in the shaping of the public awareness on classical music. She is one of the founders of the Musica Libera Ensemble of the Naumann Foundation.
In the years 2017-2021 she was a member of the internationally acclaimed string orchestra, LGT Young Soloists. Together with the ensemble, Meiser appears on the 2018 Sony RCA release “Nordic Dream” as well as 2019 Sony RCA release “Souvenir”. For the albums she has recorded an original arrangement of “Eight Short Pieces, Op. 99, No. 3: III. Souvenir” by Jean Sibelius and Giovanni Sollima’s “Violoncelles, Vibrez!”.
As a member of the orchestra Oliwia has performed at numerous festivals including the Rheingau Music Festival (Kloster Eberbach and Schloss Johannisberg), Merano Music Festival (Kursaal Meran), Francigena International Arts Festival and Festival in Deinem Kiez Hamburg. Oliwia performed as a soloist on the stage of Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (Grand Hall), Berlin Philharmonic (Chamber Music Hall), Musikverein Vienna (Brahms Hall), Tonhalle Maag Zurich, Düsseldorf Robert Schumann Saal, Rotterdam De Doelen (Jurriaanse Zaal), Luxembourg Philharmonie (Chamber Music Hall), Gasteig Munich (Carl- Orf-Saal), Victoria Hall Singapore, Theater Casino Zug, Belgrade Madlenianum (Large Hall), Stuttgart New Castle (White Room), Dresden Palais im Großen Garten, Resonanzraum Hamburg, Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, St. John’s Cathedral in Hong Kong. She has given performances with orchestras such as Silesian Philharmonic, Slovakian String Orchestra, Francigena Chamber Orchestra, Polish National Youth Orchestra and many more.
Oliwia is a member of the Tonalisten society and is working closely with Tonali gGmbH in Hamburg. She was one of 12 active participants of the TONALi 2018 Publikumsakademie in Hamburg, Germany. At the 2018 TONALi Cello Competition, she has been awarded the Castello Special Prize and is now playing an outstanding Italian instrument of a high artistic and historical value made by Paolo Castello. The instrument is kindly loaned by a private sponsor.
In the years 2020-2023, together with Arion Piano Trio, Oliwia became a semifinalist of the Deutscher Musik Wettbewerb 2021. They have won the third prize at the Alice Samter Hochschulwettbewerb 2021 and are prize winners of the Mendelssohn Bartholdy Hochschulwettbewerb 2021. The ensemble has been awarded an Artist in Residence prize at the 2021 Szczecin Classic Festival and Academy.
Oliwia participated in various masterclasses, such as Kronberg Academy, Cello Akademie Rutesheim, Morningside Music Bridge, Mattheiser Academie, Sommerliche Kammermusikakademie Niedersachsen. She has received masterclasses form Jens Peter Maintz, Wenn-Sin Yang, Frans Helmerson, Philippe Muller, Laurence Lesser, Eberhard Feltz, Timora Rosler, and others. Oliwia is a proud member of the Scandinavian Cello School led by Jacob Shaw. Her previous teachers include Maria Kubisa and Natalia Kurzac-Kotula. In previous years Oliwia pursued courses in baroque cello playing, as well as in art management. In the years 2018-2020 she received a scholarship of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst and Ad Infinitum Foundation.
Oliwia Meiser is a Pirastro Young Artist Family Member