Praised for her evocative lyricism and joyful, genuine approach, young American violinist Aubree Oliverson is proving to be one of the most compelling artists of her generation, distinguishing herself with clear, honest, and colorful interpretations. Her performances have been described by the Miami New Times as “powerful… brimming with confidence and joy” and “masterful” by the San Diego Story. Aubree won the ‘2021 Special Prize of Merit’ for violin at the prestigious Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland, a National YoungArts Foundation award, was honored as a United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and was selected for the Dorothy DeLay Fellowship and concerto performance at the Aspen Music Festival. She made her solo debut with the Utah Symphony at age eleven, her Carnegie Hall Weill Hall recital debut at age twelve as winner of the American Protégé International Strings Competition, and has been featured on NPR’s hit radio show From The Top several times.
Highlights of Aubree’s upcoming concert schedule include solo engagements with the Pasadena Symphony and Nic McGegan, San Diego Symphony with Edo de Waart, Columbus and Des Moines Symphonies with Carl St. Clair, Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra with Maximiano Valdés, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Rousse Philharmonic Orchestra, Redlands Bowl Orchestra, Roma Tre Orchestra in Italy, Boca del Río Philharmonic in Mexico, and the Brno Philharmonic in the Czech Republic in works of Bach, Mendelssohn, Korngold, Bruch, Haydn, Saint-Saens, Dvorak and Barber. Her schedule also includes a video recording project produced by VideoClassica and ArsClassica Association performing solo violin music of Bach, Ysaye, Paganini and Prokofiev.
Aubree’s recent engagements include opening the 21/22 Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra season with a two-week residency, performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto under maestro Carlos Miguel Prieto along with chamber music performances in music of Stravinsky and Marsalis; her debuts with Pacific Symphony, San Diego Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica, Cappella Istropolitana in Vienna, the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra, Kontrapunktus Baroque Ensemble, and the Rome Chamber Music Festival; performing as soloist on a mini-tour with the Utah Symphony; and six performances of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Carlos Miguel Prieto and Paolo Bortolameolli conducting the Orchestra of Americas on their tour of Mexico. She has also previously soloed with the American Youth Symphony, Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra, Colburn Orchestra, Colburn Baroque Ensemble, Millennial Choir and Orchestra, Salt Lake Pops Orchestra, Pasadena Orchestra, Utah Chamber Artists, and the Innsbrook Festival Orchestra, among others.
Aubree is a former student of Debbie Moench, Eugene Watanabe, Danielle Belen, and Boris Kuschnir at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien. She currently studies with Robert Lipsett, the Jascha Heifetz Distinguished Violin Chair at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles. Ms. Oliverson plays on a 1743 Sanctus Seraphin violin thanks to the generous loan of Dr. James Stewart. Aubree enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling, language study, swimming, and dark chocolate.