Olivier Pons - Violonist


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Olivier PONS played as soloist in 11 countries, took part in numerous international music festivals, and has been broadcasted by 7 European radios and TVS, playing a repertoire of 18 concertos.

Olivier Pons was born into a family of musicians and started to play the violin at the age of four. He studied in the National Conservatory of Boulogne-Billancourt where he graduated with a first prize, aged 16. Then he continued his studies for seven years under the tuition of Russian masters: Nejmi Succari and Miroslaw Russin, a former student of David Oistrakh. In Moscow, he was invited by the Moscow Philharmonic concert agency to perform in prestigious halls such as the Glinka-hall, the Shaliapin-house, etc. Olivier Pons had concerts and recitals in the National Auditorium of Madrid, in the Philharmonia hall in Warsaw, Opera house of Krakow and also in Brussels, Helsinki, Paris, Budapest (Liszt Academy), etc.

In Helsinki, London, Paris, Athens, Milano or Genova, Olivier Pons got very positive reviews, such as: “Pons is one of the most brilliant violinists of his generation. As a soloist or a chamber musician, his prodigious virtuosity is only one of the aspects of a talent, which is at first that of a very fine musical taste, and a faultless style.” (Ouest-France)

Since a few years, Olivier Pons is a very active chamber musician: duos with piano or cello, trios, quartets and quintets, he performs all the repertoires with colleagues from various European countries.

During his youth, he was awarded “Prix d’Honneur” in the Ufam competition in Paris, and was prizewinner in the « Château de Courcillon » international violin competition. Living for eight years in Finland, he is a member of the Finnish soloists association, and an accredited performer of the National Radio YLE; his recordings for this Radio have been compiled on a CD (Mils 0918), and in 2021, the release of his album “Poème” got excellent reviews. His violin is a very fine “Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume” made in 1827. From 2009 to 2011, Olivier Pons was teaching for post-graduate at the CESMD in Toulouse university.