Biography of Gledhill Oliver:
"Beginning with Brahms' Sonata in E minor, Op. 38, he immediately transfixed the audience with his mesmerising tone, enhanced by his abundance of musicality... This was an extremely inspiring and committed performance." The Strad, June 1994 Oliver Gledhill was born in 1966, a descendent of the famous Spivakowsky family of musicians. His distinguished academic education was marked by a Scholarship to University College School, and reading Classics at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He is now a member of MENSA. A Scholar at the Guildhall School of Music, he won the Guildhall's Concerto Prize, the Suggia Gift twice, and First Prize in the 1989 ISTEL/Redditch Music Society Young Musicians Awards Strings Competition. He studied with William Pleeth, Edmund Kurtz, André Navarra, Paul Tortelier and Janos Starker.
He has given highly acclaimed performances at the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room (in the Kirckman Concert Society Series), St. Johns, Smith Square, Fairfield Halls, Croydon and, in January 1997, in the Conway Hall Series where he gave a recital with the pianist Boris Berezovsky.
Festival appearances in England include Norfolk and Norwich, Cambridge and Devizes, in Italy he has appeared at the Festival Pontino and in the Czech Republic at the Humana Festival. In April 1997 he gave three recitals in Mallorca. He broadcasts regularly on Classic FM, and has recorded his first CD Cello Serenade for Rhinosaurus Records.