Olivier Stankiewicz, whose extensive musical activity is characterised both by his remarkable curiosity and virtuosity, has constantly sought to expand his artistic scope and sources of inspiration.
Appointed principal oboe with the London Symphony Orchestra in May 2015, he has also performed with Amsterdam’s Royal Concertegebouw and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and served with Toulouse’s Orchestre National du Capitole (ONCT) from 2011 to 2015. There, he recently performed the world premiere of Benjamin Attahir’s oboe concerto Nur under Tugan Sokhiev. Since his first concerto appearance at the age of 16 with the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic, he has performed with the French National Orchestra, the Wallonie Royal Chamber Orchestra, the Pro-Arte orchestra of Hong-Kong and the Tokyo Sinfonietta.
Named “classical revelation” in 2013 by the French association ADAMI, Olivier Stankiewicz also took First Prize at the 10th International Oboe Competition of Japan, successively won the 2015 European and American YCA auditions in Leipzig and New-York, and the YCAT Auditions at the Wigmore Hall in London.
Olivier’s chamber music partners include Thomas Dunfort, Jean Rondeau, Amy Harman and the Castalian quartet. He has performed at the Prades international festival, the Brighton festival, and the Warsaw Opera. The Duo Widmung, co-founded with pianist Alvise Siniva, focusing in part on adaptations of vocal repertoire, has performed at Tokyo’s Toppan Hall and at the Wigmore Hall.
Olivier Stankiewicz comprehensive approach to musical performance has led him to study theory and conducting, in addition to oboe studies with Jacques Tys, David Walter, and Jean-Claude Jaboulay. He was in 2015 appointed oboe professor at the Royal College of Music in London.