Centurioni, Olivia

Olivia_CenturioniBegan studying the violin with her parents: Margaret Martin and Paolo Centurioni. In 1984 she was admitted to the Conservatory “S. Cecilia” in Rome, to the class of M° Alfredo Fiorentini, with whom she studied until her diploma. In 1992 she joined the KonzertKlasse of Mª Adelina Oprean at the “MusikAkademie der Stadt Basel” (Basle, Switzerland) where she remained for two years.

In 1994, moved by her interest for ancient music, she decided to take the admission examination for the “Schola Cantorum Basiliensis”, where she was admitted to the class of Chiara Banchini with whom she studied for four years. From that moment, she began her partecipation with various famous ancient music groups, such as: Ensemble 415 (Chiara Banchini), Concerto Vocale (René Jacobs), Le Concert de Nations (Jordi Savall),

Concerto Italiano (Rinaldo Alessandrini). As first violin:Al Ayre Espanol (Lopez Banzo), Ensemble Elyma (Gabriel Garrido), Complesso Barocco (Alan Curtis), La Risonanza (Fabio Bonizzoni), Orchestra de la Comunidad de Madrid.

She has recorded with the following labels: Harmonia Mundi (Deutschland), Harmonia Mundi (France), ZigZag, Stradivarius,Glossa, Supraphon, Ars Musici. She has always been active as a pedagogue: Civica Scuola di Musica Milano Professor of Baroque violin (Academic Years 2000/2002), Academie Baroque Europeénne d’Ambronay Tutor of the orchestra and professor of Chamber music (2000 and 2006),Centre Culturel de Rencontres Ambronay (France) Professor for several years of the masterclass of early 17th century italian repertoire, together with M° Gabriel Garrido Also professor of Baroque violin at: IX Course “Villa Wilanow”, Warsaw (Poland) 2000 and Summer course “Manuel de Falla” at the 34th Festival of Granada 2003.