Organ Recital: Hector Olivera
Valerie & Barry Hon
Hector Olivera, organ
VIVALDI: Concerto in E major, Op. 8,
No. 1 “Spring” and No. 2 “Summer”
JOSEPH BONNET: Variations de Concert, Op. 1
CESAR FRANCK: Final in B flat Op. 21
One of today’s most sought-after concert organists, Juilliard-trained Hector Olivera is a passionate musician, whose interpretations of both classical and popular music have amazed and delighted audiences around the world. "The Times Reporter" describes an evening with Hector Olivera as “an event, a happening, a joyful celebration of the sheer power and pressure that a true virtuoso like Olivera can unleash in a concert hall.”
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Since entering the Buenos Aires Conservatory as a child prodigy at age six, Hector Olivera has become one of the most sought after and revered international concert organists of the present time.
"The Times-Reporter" describes an evening with Olivera as: “An event, a happening, a joyful celebration of the sheer power and pressure that a true virtuoso like Hector Olivera can unleash in a concert hall.”
Born in Buenos Aires, Olivera began playing the pipe organ when he was three. At age five he played for the legendary Eva Perón; at twelve he entered the University of Buenos Aires and by eighteen had performed for heads of state and celebrities throughout Latin America. When offered a scholarship at the renowned Juilliard School of Music in New York, he moved to the United States. Three years later, Olivera’s outstanding professional concert career was launched when he won the AGO’s National Improvisation Contest.
Mr. Olivera has performed solo concerts throughout the USA, Europe, Asia, Australia, Central, and Latin America and as guest soloist with prominent symphony orchestras worldwide.
Whether in a prestigious venue like Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, Constitution Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, or in conjunction with a celebrated event like the Olympic games or the Classical Newport Music Festival, the most sophisticated and demanding organ aficionados claim that Maestro Hector Olivera is ‘one of the greatest organists in the world today.’
Olivera's performance schedule, critical acclaim, CD'S/DVD, booking and special events information can be accessed by visiting www.hectorolivera.com.