The French pianist Olivier Laville (°1988) studied at the Musikhochschule in Cologne, Freiburg and at the CNSM in Paris.

He is also awarded in the chamber music class of Paul Meyer and Eric Le Sage in Paris. His tachers were Eric le Sage, Claus Kanngiesser, Aleksandar madzar, Josef-Anton Scherrer, Arbo Valdma, Romano Pallottini but also Billy Eidi.

He plays concerts in France, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany, and is invited in many festivals.

 Olivier is artistic director of the festival les Solistes de demain in Moulins-sur-Allier (03, France).

started learning to play the piano at the age of four with Frédéric Demoulin and won the San Sebastian International Piano Competition in 1999. He was still very young when he received his first lessons from Billy Eidi at the “Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional” in Paris, where he also received several “Premiers Prix” in Chamber Music and Harmony. During his advanced classes at the C.R.R in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés he got the following awards: “Diplôme d’Etudes Musicales” (D .E .M), First Prizes in chamber music, sight-reading, harmony. He obtained a First-Prize in piano performance with first class honors in June 2007. Two years later he was awarded the « Prix de Perfectionnement » and the « Diplôme Supérieur d’Etudes Musicales (D.S.E.M)”.

Olivier has performed several times as a soloist, a.o. in Haydn’s D Minor Concert with the “Orchestre de Saint-Maur” (2008). Immediately after he arrived in Cologne, he was the one chosen to perform Mozart C Major Concerto KV467 with the Hochschule-Orchester at the Sadthalle in Wuppertal.

He played in masterclasses for Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Vassily Lobanov, Denis Pascal, Georg-Friedrich Schenck, Prisca Benoit, Kevin Robert Orr and Aleksandar Madzar. He was also trained by Cécile Hugonnard-Roche for the piano and the accompaniment; that is why he often play as accompanist for example at the Summer Academy of the cellist Claus Kanngiesser, teacher at the Musikhochschule in Cologne.

Olivier has been playing with the cellist Camille Seghers, who just obtained a Master Degree with the first honor at the Musikhochschule, for several years. They had coaching with Jan Vogler, Claus Kanngiesser, Antony Spiri, Edmond Baert, Didier Poskin, the Danel-Quartet and the Isarel Trio. They played several concerts in France, Belgium and Germany, being invited by the « Festival Jeunes Talents” in Paris, the Osterfestival in Bayreuth, the “Musicales du Parc de Wesserling”, Concertstudio in Kortrijk, “Festival Jeunes Talents” in Loudun, “5 à 7 musical” in Arradon…

Their duo got many positive reviews and tries to promote neglected repertoire, with a special interest for contemporary music. Their first recording is dedicated to french musik for cello and piano, with Poulenc, Debussy, Duparc and Mel Bonis cello sonatas. 

Olivier will teach this Summer at the Académie Internationale de Musique de Colombes (92, France).