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Flamenco fusion: OLIVIA PÉREZ COLLELLMIR9€ – 12€
Olivia Pérez Collellmir is a solo pianist, bandleader, and composer from Barcelona, Spain. Noted in Arts Fuse as a “Spanish virtuoso” who adds “a flamenco touch to her chamber jazz,” Collellmir’s most recent performance highlights include playing on the soundtrack of Isla Bonita by renowned director Fernando Colomo, a solo performance at the 25th anniversary gala of the 3-time Grammy nominated Boston Baroque Orchestra, touring with Spanish Grammy nominee Rosana Arbelo, performing an honorary concert at Berklee for the legendary Rita Moreno, and performances for United States Secretary of State John Kerry, opera star Renée Fleming, and Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb.
Peréz-Collellmir started playing piano at the age of five and began studying under Núria Bonells, a disciple of Alicia de Larrocha, and entered The Superior Conservatory of Music in Barcelona at the age of 8. As a young scholar pianist, Collellmir toured performing Faure’s Nocturnes and Bach’s Partitas and also
recorded for the National Radio of Spain. In addition, she was selected to play at the Centre de Musique Hindemith in Switzerland on the international performance piano stage. After receiving bachelor’s degrees in classical performance and philosophy from the University of Barcelona, Collellmir became a head of music for the Department of Education of Catalonia where she conducted, recorded, toured, and performed before receiving a full scholarship at Berklee College of Music to expand her studies within the idioms of jazz and multicultural music.
An honors graduate of Berklee with a dual major in performance and professional music, Collellmir is the composer and performer of the award-winning compositions “Barcelona Flamenco” and “Together,” which she premiered at the Berklee Performance Center in 2015. She is a winner of the Berklee Piano Department’s prestigious Chair Award, as well as a Piano Achievement Award. Currently, she is a member of the faculty in the Berklee piano department.
Pérez-Collellmir currently has performance residencies at The Beehive, the Beat Hotel, La Fábrica Central and performs at many other venues in the US and internationally: SOB’s in New York City, in Barcelona at El Gran Teatre del Liceu and Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, and in Boston at Regattabar, Ryles, Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Agganis Arena, among others. Future plans include the release of her first album in Spring 2019.
+info and videos on: www.oliviaperezcollellmir.com