Guest Concert: Hector Olivera, organ
About The Artist
Since entering the Buenos Aires Conservatory as a child prodigy at age six, MAESTRO HECTOR OLIVERA has become one of the most sought after and revered international concert organists of the present time.
Born in Buenos Aires, Olivera began playing the pipe organ when he was three. At age five he played for the legendary Eva Perón; at 12 he entered the University of Buenos Aires and by 18 had performed for heads of state and celebrities throughout Latin America. When offered a scholarship at the renowned Juilliard School of Music in New York, he moved to the United States. Three years later, Mr. Olivera’s outstanding professional concert career was launched when he won the AGO’s National Improvisation Contest.
Mr. Olivera has performed solo concerts throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and Latin America and as guest soloist with prominent symphony orchestras worldwide. Whether in a prestigious venue like Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, Constitution Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, or in conjunction with a celebrated event like the Olympic games or the Classical Newport Music Festival, the most sophisticated and demanding organ aficionados claim that Maestro Hector Olivera is “one of the greatest organists in the world today.”
“Olivera swept the audience with absolute Olympic virtuosity, and that still doesn’t say it.…Hector Olivera is in a class by himself.” — Atlanta Journal-Constitution