Week One 28 July to 4 August
Week Two 4 to 11 August
Weeks 1 & 2 extra curricular activities
Oliver Nelson was born in Glasgow and began learning the violin at the age of six. He gained scholarships to both Canford School and the Royal Academy of Music. During his time at the Academy he studied the violin with Xue-Wei and conducting with Denise Ham and Colin Metters, graduating with distinction in the Fellowship diploma and a further distinction in his MMus degree.
His achievements included winning the Academy Concerto Competition, appearing as leader and soloist with the Academy String Orchestra and the building of his concerto repertoire with numerous orchestras throughout the British Isles.
upcoming film The Song of Names in which he collaborated with Howard Shore, Oscar-winning composer for The Lord of the Rings and appeared as body-double and violin coach for Clive Owen and Jonah-Hauer-King. Oliver also leads a busy life teaching at the Royal School and Hindhead Music Centre in Surrey and is regularly involved in adjudicating, string coaching and lecturing for the London based Masterclass series.
Oliver has since been in great demand as a recitalist performing with some of this countries finest pianists including, Andrew Ball, Julian Jacobson, Bela Hartman, Nigel Hutchison, Roy Stratford and Vasileios Rakitzis with recent performances ranging from St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields to Chichester Cathedral. He has appeared as a soloist with orchestras throughout the UK and abroad including Australia and Oman. Oliver’s playing features in Francois Girard’s