Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam



double bass

Olivier Thiery began his career with the Orchestre Français des Jeunes and the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. The French double bassist has been a member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra since 2008.

While studying for his Master’s Degree at the Folkwang Academy in Essen, Germany, he explored the solo and chamber music literature. It enabled him to win third prize in the international ARD competition in 2009. He made an impression in numerous performances as a soloist, for instance with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and in various chamber music concerts, including the 2010 Kronberg Festival and with partners such as Alexei Ogrintchouk, Gidon Kremer, Andras Schiff and Yuri Bashmet at The Concertgebouw.

Olivier Thiery has a passion for teaching, providing lessons to private students and giving masterclasses. He also worked as a pedagogue with youth orchestras, most recently at the Jove Orquestra Nacional de Catalunya in Spain.

In 2010 the RCO donors’ foundation Stichting Donateurs was able to buy a Venetian double bass from ca. 1730, attributed to Francesco Gofriller, for Olivier Thiery.

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