Dr Oliver Gledhill PhD MA(Mtpp) PGCA ARCM
Cellist Oliver Gledhill was a Scholar at the Guildhall School and won numerous awards including the ISTEL/Redditch Music Society Competition. He studied with many eminent cellists including William Pleeth, Edmund Kurtz and André Navarra. He has given acclaimed recitals at the Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room, including three in the Kirckman Concert Society Series.
Festival appearances have included solo performances in England, France, Italy, Mallorca and the Czech Republic. Oliver has recorded eight CDs, including the complete works for cello by Léon Boëllmann, which was awarded five stars for performance by BBC Music Magazine, and has been played on ABC Classic FM (Australian Radio) and RTBF musiq3 (Belgian Radio).
Oliver teaches Cello at Junior Guildhall (String Training Programme), and also teaches at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School, Elstree, where he conducts the String Orchestra and Cello Ensemble, and at Mill Hill School. He has edited music for Peters Edition and Durand and his published writings include articles and reviews for The Strad Magazine, Musical Opinion and the British Journal of Music Education. In 2012, Oliver completed a PhD at the Royal Academy of Music/University of London on W.H. Squire, his cello miniatures and the portamento.
He is both a Grade and Diploma Examiner for Trinity College London, and is their cello syllabus consultant. As an Adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals, Oliver has adjudicated at over one hundred Festivals.