Oliver has performed extensively as an orchestral, chamber, and solo musician in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Most recently, he has performed as Principal Double Bass with Opera Australia, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Manchester Camerata, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and BBC Concert Orchestra. He has performed as Co-Principal with BBC Symphony Orchestra and Opera North, and toured Europe extensively with the Philharmonia and Halle orchestras. He was invited to perform as a soloist in the 2017 Conwy Classical Music Festival in Wales, where he performed a selection from Eight Pieces (op.83) by Max Bruch.
In Sydney, Oliver has performed regularly with Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Opera Australia, and on various film and video game soundtrack recordings at Fox Studios. On both electric bass and double bass, he has performed on Sydney seasons of West Side Story, Jersey Boys, Spring Awakening, Wizard of Oz, and Love Never Dies.
As an educator, Oliver has worked as Section Leader and Coach with Philharmonia: Come and Sing, as a classroom tutor with Halle: Adopt a Player, and has taught in the Junior Departments at the Royal Academy of Music and Royal Northern College of Music.
Initial 30 minute consultation lesson at half-price, all ages from beginners to tertiary-level. This first lesson is for new students, so that we can have an initial chance to meet and chat, and talk about what you want to get from your double bass lessons.