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OLIVER CAVE (Swtzerland)

Olivier Cavé was born in Switzerland in 1977. Pupil of Nelson Goerner, Maria Tipo and Aldo Ciccolini, he gave his first concert in 1991, accompanied by Camerata Lysy under the baton of Yehudi Menuhin, at the Pierre Gianadda Foundation. He has also been a regular performer for thirty years.

In 2008, his career took a new start in the wake of the release of his first album at Aeon (Outhere Music Group) dedicated to Domenico Scarlatti sonatas. In the four corners of Europe, the press hails this “return to souces” of the Swiss pianist, of Neapolitan origin.Dedicated to Muzio Clementi, his second recording at Aeon hits even harder: released in the fall of 2010, he won 5 Diapasons, 4 Stars Classica and the highest distinction of the Japanese magazine Geijutsu Records.

In the fall of 2011, his tour of the US East Coast “around the Italian piano” was a resounding success. Duke University and West Virginia University invite him to give masterclasses. He performed with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra in February 2012 under the direction of Rinaldo Alessandrini. Her performance of Mozart’s Concerto K.503 is acclaimed by the public and hailed by critics as “a model of piano refinement”.

In August 2012, Olivier Cavé made his debut in France at the Roque d’Anthéron Piano Festival. Dedicated to Johann Sebastian Bach, his third album with Aeon “Nel Gusto Italiano” is published in the spring of 2013. A program that the pianist has performed at the Venice Theater La Fenice and at the Piano Festival of Roque d’Anthéron, where he is hailed by critics as “a revelation of the 33rd Festival”. He made his debut at the Menuhin Festival Gstaad in August 2013 and in New York at a recital at the Frick Collection in March 2014, a brilliantly recounted performance in The New York Times.

In 2015 his fourth album under the label Aeon, “Chiaro e scuro”, dedicated to Joseph Haydn and Domenico Scarlatti, is unanimously hailed by the critics and the public.

The recording is ranked n.1 of the “10 best classical recordings 2015” by the American magazine Forbes.

For his first recording at Alpha, Olivier Cavé collaborates with the conductor Rinaldo Alessandrini around three concertos for piano and orchestra Mozart. The album is unanimously hailed by the critics and obtains the Shock Classica.