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Oliwia Meiser, a Polish cellist based in Berlin, is a versatile and internationally active musician. She is a student of Prof. Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt at the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar. She has graduated with honors from the University of Arts Berlin and as of 2023 is a member of the Pirastro Young Artist Family.


Oliwia has had the privilege of working under the guidance of esteemed pedagogues such as Arto Noras, Troels Svane, Wen-Sinn Yang, Konstantin Heidrich, Dirk Mommertz, Jens-Peter Maintz, Eberhard Feltz, Frans Helmerson, Natalia Kurzac-Kotula, Jacob Shaw, the Artemis Quartet and more. From 2017 to 2021, she was a member of the internationally acclaimed string orchestra, LGT Young Soloists, and contributed to the Sony RCA albums "Nordic Dream" and "Souvenir".

She holds scholarships from organizations like Musethica e.V, Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Berlin e.V., PE-Förderungen e.V., and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, recognizing her artistic achievements and social engagement in promoting classical music awareness. Additionally, she received scholarships from institutions like the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst and Ad Infinitum Foundation.


Oliwia is one of the founders of the Ensemble Musica Libera of the Naumann Foundation and serves as an Orchestra Coordinator for the Fiestravaganza International Music Academy in Berlin. She is actively involved in the Tonalisten society and collaborates closely with Tonali gGmbH in Hamburg.


Recognized for her talent, Oliwia has won numerous awards, including first prizes at the 2016 International Janigro Competition in Porec and the Tonali 2018 Cello Competition. She has also received acclaim as a chamber musician, winning prizes at competitions like the Alice Samter Chamber Music Competition and  Mendelssohn-Bartholdy German Universities Competition. She is the winner of the Artist in Residence Prize at the Szczecin Classic 2021 Festival. Oliwia is a semifinalist of the German Music Competition (Deutscher Musikwettbewerb) 2021 and a semifinalist of the Robert Schumann Chamber Music Competition 2022


She has performed at prestigious festivals worldwide and has appeared as a soloist in renowned venues such as the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Berlin Philharmonic, and Musikverein Vienna. Oliwia has collaborated with various orchestras, including the Silesian Philharmonic and the Slovakian String Orchestra.


Playing an outstanding Italian instrument by Paolo Castello, kindly loaned by a private sponsor, Oliwia's performances are enriched with historical and artistic depth. She has participated in various festivals and masterclasses, like International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove and Kronberg Academy, and is a frequent guest of ensembles like Eroica Berlin and Camerata Fiestravaganza.


As of 2023, Oliwia has had the privilege of substituting at the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin.

Oliwia Meiser is a Pirastro Young Artist Family Member

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