Louise Ollivier

Louise O.

New York, NY
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

I'm a professional harpist, passionate about the harp since I'm a child, it would be a pleasure to share and help you to learn more about this beautiful instrument.
I taught 8 years when I was living in Belgium and I always loved sharing my knowledge about the harp and helped my student with their goals.

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Louise delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

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French-born harpist Louise Ollivier is emerging as an engaging performer in both her native France and New York City. She has won awards and has participated in several international competitions (Rovere d'Oro, Concours Francais de la Harpe, USA International Harp Competition). In past seasons, she has performed at the Lincoln Center in New York and was invited to play with the United Nations Orchestra. Louise has also performed across Europe (France, Germany, Netherlands, Germany, UK, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain) with the Brussel Chamber Orchestra, National Police Orchestra of France or at the Royal Opera of Liege and on Josh Groban’s live tour in 2016. From 2011-2015 she was invited as the principal harpist to the Aurora Festival in Sweden, and during the 2014-15 season she performed in New Delhi through the Neemrana Music Foundation.

An enthusiastic collaborator, Louise has worked with multiple artists across a number of disciplines, including Jialba (Belgian visual artist), Louise Ros (Belgian photographer), Rafael Leloup, and Romain Zante (both LA-based Belgian composers). She created in 2019 a new, interdisciplinary recital program, Glass Ceiling. A collaborative performance featuring two dancers (Shay Bland & Scott Willits from the Alvin Ailey Company and Elisa Monte Dance Company), Glass Ceiling is a story told through 3 bodies, illustrating the physical and psychological violence inflicted upon women experiencing intimate partner violence. The premiere will be in Fall 2018.

She studied with Emmanuel Ceysson at the New School (Mannes College of Performing Arts, New York) on full scholarship, at Ecole Normale Alfred Cortot with Emmanuel Ceysson in Paris and at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel with Jana Bouskova. Louise also worked and received the support from David Watkins in England (Guildhall School of Music in London), Chantal Mathieu (Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne), Park Stickney (Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Lyon) and Beatrice Guillermin (Conservatoire de Saint-Maur). She has studied chamber music with Denis Bouriakov (principal flutist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra), Alexander Zemtsov (Guildhall School of Music in London and Vienna Konservatorium) and Samuel Coles (principal flutist of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London).

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Extra musician
Oct 2018 - May 2019
The Metropolitan Opera

Private teacher
Sep 2009 - Jul 2017
Home studio

I was teaching to kids, teenagers and adults. From beginner to young professional to helped them to get ready for competitions or auditions.

Jan 2017 - Jun 2017
Brussels Chamber Orchestra

Mar 2016 - Mar 2016
Joshua Groban's live tour

Aug 2011 - Aug 2015
Aurora Chamber Music Festival


Master of Music
Aug 2017 - May 2019
The New School (Mannes College of Performing Arts)
Superior Teaching Diploma (Diplôme Superieur d'Enseignement)
Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
Ecole Normale Alfred Cortot in Paris
B.A and M.A
Sep 2011 - Jun 2014
Royal Conservatory of Brussels


Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Centennial Award « Outstanding Performer »
May 2019
The New School
3rd Prize
Feb 2015
International Harp Competition in Limoges
3rd Prize
Aug 2011
Rovere d'Oro International Competition in Italy

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Baptiste H. Aug 18, 2019
Harp · In home

Louise is a great teacher, and she helps me a lot to understand the harp ! She's very nice, and I can't wait to learn from her again. Thanks Louise !

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