Oliver Gledhill PhD, MA(Mtpp), PGCA, ARCM

Key details:

Guildhall Young Artists | Junior Guildhall
Cello Teacher; Brass & String Training Programmes, Barbican
Photograph of Dr Oliver Gledhill


Oliver Gledhill was a Scholar at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama 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.  Oliver has recorded nine CDs, including the cello works of Léon Boëllmann (Guild) and W.H. Squire: Miniatures (British Music Society/Naxos), which was Drive ‘Discovery’ of the week on Classic FM and followed a PhD at the Royal Academy of Music on W.H. Squire, his cello miniatures and the portamento. 

Dr Gledhill has edited cello music for Peters Edition and Durand, is an Examiner for Trinity College London, and an Adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals.  His pupil successes include Most Promising String Player awards at the Bedfordshire, Chelmsford, Hatfield, Southend and Watford Festivals, the winner of Junior Guildhall’s Lutine Prize 2020 and the only cello finalist in the Strings Category of BBC Young Musician 2020.