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Name: Serge Ollive
Skills: Arranger, Conductor, Player, Soloist, Teacher
Phone: +36 30 470 26 74
Address: Köztarsasag Tér 2, Budapest 1081, Hungary
Links: E-mail
Serge Ollive studied orchestra conducting with Jenö REHAK, Arie VAN BEEK, and Uros LAJOVIC. Specialist in the work of Gustav Mahler, his repertoire permit him to conduct also Brahms, Liszt, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Ravel, Puccini, Verdi, Beethoven...

Born in 1977, Serge OLLIVE begins his musical studies in 1995 at the National Conservatory of Marseille (France) where he studies organ in the classes of prof. Annick CHEVALIER-NADDEO (organ) and André ROSSI (improvisation). In 1998 and 1999, he gets Master degrees in musical theory, harmony and Counterpoint. In 2000, he obtains Master degrees in organ and improvisation. Then he perfects himself in the same conservatory and goes also in Lyon where he can follow courses of prof. Louis ROBILLIARD and prof. Jean BOYER. From 1997 to 2007, he was organist at the Cathedral of Gap (France). He made several concerts performances on this organ and is nowadays still regularly invited in the Gap's organ festival. Since 1998, he's invited to play in many festivals as soloist and also with choirs or orchestras. Today, he played more than 300 concerts in the whole France (Marseille, Sisteron, Valence, Montélimar, Grignan, Narbonne, Paris, Boulogne-sur-mer, St Omer, Lyon...) and also in Germany, Switzerland, England and Italy.

Attracted by orchestral music of the 19th and 20th centuries, Serge OLLIVE begins to study conducting with Jenö REHAK in 2000. In 2002, he's invited to conduct the Alpes-Provence Youth Orchestra in Gap (France). The commitee appoint him Musical Director the next year, in 2003. Chief conductor of this orchestra during 4 years, he has conducted large part of repertoire : Mahler : 1st, 4th, 9th symphonies, Kindertotenlieder; Liszt : Eine Faust-sinfonie, Les Préludes; Tchaikovsky : 5th symhpony; Brahms : 4th symphony; Ravel : Daphnis and Chloe; Puccini : La Bohčme; Beethoven : 3rd symphony; and many others such as Mozart, Reger, Wagner, Grieg. Serge OLLIVE conducted his last concert with the Alpes-Provence Youth Orchestra in may 2007 with Verdi Requiem. In the same time he studies with Arie VAN BEEK in Clermont-Ferrand and improves in master-classes with Uros LAJOVIC (University of music and visual arts - Vienna). He conducted at this opportunity the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie of Konstanz (Germany) in Brahms 4th symphony. In 2006 and 2007, Serge OLLIVE teached conducting at the free-time University in Gap and also in private courses.

In 2006, he founds the vocal ensemble "Cantabile" and conducts a lot of sacred music of Duruflé (Requiem, motets), Liszt (Via Crucis), Fauré (Requiem)... He is still Musical Director of this ensemble and goes regularly in France to conduct concerts. Serge OLLIVE has also some creative activities in making transcriptions for organ, piano or orchestra of several repertoire works. He edit his scores himself and sell it by internet. Today, he sells 1000 scores a year in the whole world (England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Russia, Switzerland, Austria, United States, Canada, Japan...)



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