Cellist Olivia Marckx was a top prizewinner at the 2022 Coeur d’Alene National Young Artists Competition. She has been featured on NPR’s From the Top radio program and in Strings Magazine. Since her orchestral debut at age 11, she has soloed with several orchestras, including the Seattle Symphony, Colburn Orchestra, Cascade Symphony, Port Angeles Symphony, and San Fernando Valley Symphony. An avid chamber musician, Olivia has performed with the Seattle Chamber Music Society, Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, and Colburn Chamber Music Society, and has collaborated with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Jon Kimura Parker, Chee Yun Kim, Noah Bendix-Balgley and Time For Three. Olivia won the Seattle Young Artists Music Festival and the KING FM Young Artist Awards. She was a YoungArts winner, received a Jack Kent Cooke Young Artists Scholarship, and is an alumnus of the Perlman Chamber Music Program and the Aspen Music Festival. Olivia is an orchestration student of Grammy nominee Tim Simonec, and a recent graduate of the Colburn Conservatory where she studied with Clive Greensmith. She will begin her DMA program at USC's Thornton School of Music this fall.