Oliver Pashley is a London-based clarinettist and founding member of The Hermes Experiment. He plays regularly with orchestras and ensembles at home and abroad, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, the Philharmonia Orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia, Northern Ballet Sinfonia, and the Haffner Wind Octet.
As a soloist he has worked with many ensembles around the UK, including performances of Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet with the Allegri Quartet at the Anghiari Festival and their Richmond concert series, Brahms’ Clarinet Trio with pianist Carole Presland and cellist Alasdair Tait, and unconducted performances of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the Bristol Ensemble, with whom he will be returning in their 2017/18 season to perform Copland’s Clarinet Concerto.
Oliver gave a performance of Peter Maxwell Davies’ Hymnos on the Barbican main stage in an evening featuring the world première of the composer’s Tenth Symphony given by the London Symphony Orchestra. He has performed at the Schleswig-Holstein, City of London, Cambridge, Petworth, Stogumber, Bushey and Deal festivals, and recently performed onstage with fellow alumni of Southbank Sinfonia on the Olivier Theatre stage in an acclaimed revival of Peter Shaffer’s play Amadeus at the National Theatre in a 6-month run.
Oliver studied at Cambridge University, and went on to obtain a Master’s Degree with distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Oliver was an Artist Fellow in residence at the Guildhall School in 2014-15, which culminated in a concert featuring an unconducted performance of John Adams’ Gnarly Buttons given with the School’s New Music Ensemble.
As well as his contributions to Interlude, Oliver is also the Schools’ Administrator for Apollo Music Projects, a charity which brings classical music to children aged 7-11 who might not otherwise experience it.
Oliver gratefully acknowledges the support he receives from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and Help Musicians UK.
- November 9th, 2014 Weaving a Global Tapestry of Sound - The Silk Road Ensemble
- November 2nd, 2014 World Orchestra for Peace
- October 14th, 2014 Tour ≠ Holiday!
- October 6th, 2014 Edgar Moreau
- October 5th, 2014 Cigarettes, Chocolate Milk, and Threesomes - All in a Night’s Work for Rufus Wainwright
- September 29th, 2014 Gilbert and Gewandhaus – and so many singers
- September 27th, 2014 Qatar Philharmonic Music Director Resigns After Proms Performance
- September 25th, 2014 Are Music Students Burying Their Heads in the Sand?
- September 21st, 2014 Why Are Male Harpists So Rare?
- September 1st, 2014 Mahan Esfahani
- August 30th, 2014 Marc Blitzstein - A Forgotten Father of American Song
- August 21st, 2014 An Introduction to East meets West – featuring Jonathan James
- August 13th, 2014 A Master of the Orchestra – Bechara El-Khoury’s Sound Worlds
- August 12th, 2014 Alma Mahler – Giving Music Life
- August 10th, 2014 Bach and Beyond – Avi Avital and Mahan Esfahani at the Bristol Proms
- August 9th, 2014 The bits you don’t see… backstage at concerts and competitions
- August 1st, 2014 Martynas Levickis
- July 24th, 2014 Trio di Clarone at Wigmore Hall
- July 21st, 2014 ‘It’s not that weird – honest!’ - The How and Why of The Hermes Experiment
- July 13th, 2014 Conservatoire de Paris