Olivia graduated from the Royal Academy of Music’s MMus programme in 2014 following an undergraduate degree at the University of Manchester.
Following the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s competitive Foyle Future Firsts scheme, she has gone on to play with the UK’s major orchestras including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Sinfonia Cymru, Ballet Rambert, London Philharmonic Orchestra and The Hallé.
In 2017, Olivia’s harp-writing resource 15 second harp was shortlisted for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award. The RPS awards, presented in association with BBC Radio 3, are the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK. That year Olivia also founded Bach’n Eggs, London’s first series of classical music brunch concerts, which is regularly listed as one of London’s top pop-up events.
Last year she played at Glyndebourne Opera with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightment and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. She was also programmed to perform in three concerts in Wigmore Hall’s 19/20 season, including Britten’s Ceremony of Carols with Tenebrae and Britten’s Canticle V with tenor Allan Clayton (the latter of which was sadly cancelled due to COVID-19).
From 2013 - 2019, Olivia has played at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships: entertaining the guests of the Royal Box before and after the women’s and men’s finals.
Since lockdown Olivia has started a series of concerts every Friday at 6pm BST called “Harpy Hour” playing audience requests. Virtual tickets are bought by donation through Paypal and guests receive a link to stream the concert via zoom. Harpy Hour now has regular audience members in the UK, USA, Mexico, Singapore and Ireland. Zoom has enabled an audience interaction never previously possible in a concert hall.