Esther Ollivier - Young Composer

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Esther is a Senior at Harvard-Westlake School where she is the choir president of the Chamber Singers choir. She began taking piano lessons at the age of 5, adding classical guitar, flute, theory and composition lessons later on. Esther has received Certificates of Excellence in both guitar and flute for the Royal Conservatory of Music Development Program. In 2014, she won the Robert Turner Piano Concerto Competition. That same year she was awarded the Honorable Mention of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) composition competition in California. In 2015, she placed first in the state. In 10th grade, Esther was accepted into the Young Musicians Foundation Composers’ Program. At Harvard-Westlake, her piece “Tableau” was performed by the school Symphony at the Spring Concert of the 2015-2016 school year. Esther was a part of the Associate Composer Program at the LA Phil last year and is a part of the Large Ensemble Cohort of the Nancy and Barry Sanders Composer Fellowship Program at the La Phil this year where her piece "Brisé" will be performed by the LA Phil in their Toyota Symphonies for Youth concert in late March 2018 at Walt Disney Concert Hall. She is working with the Junior Chamber Music Project "Composers Direct!" Program where her quartet “Stream of Consciousness” will be performed in March 2018. Esther is honored to have been invited to be featured on the “From the Top” radio show, which will include a performance of her orchestra piece “Brisé” by the La Phil.