A warm welcome to our new Principal Oboe


We're delighted to welcome oboist Olivier Stankiewicz to the LSO as our new Principal Oboe. Olivier's first official day as a member is today, Sunday 26 July 2015.

Olivier has previously worked with the Royal Concertegebouw Orchestra and as Principal Oboe 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. He has performed with the Wallonie Royal Chamber Orchestre, the Gunma Symphony 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.
Olivier’s chamber music partners, with whom he has performed in numerous festivals, include Thomas Dunfort, Jean Rondeau and Hervé N’Kaoua. The Duo Widmung, co-founded with the pianist Alvise Siniva, focusing in part on adaptations of vocal repertoire, has performed at Tokyo’s Toppan Hall.

Olivier's 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. Olivier is preparing a CD with the pianist Alvise Sinivia (Duo Widmung). A fervent advocate of new music, he frequently commissions new works, experiments with sound painting, improvisation, and helped to found the WARN!NG Collective.

Photo: Marion Chaix