Sarn Oliver

Sarn Oliver began playing violin at age four. He studied with Elmar Oliveira, Ronald Neal and Sally Thomas at Juilliard where he earned bachelor and master degrees. Mr. Oliver has taught as an assistant to Sally Thomas at Juilliard Pre College, and Meadowmount. He has also served on the faculty of UC Berkeley and the University of the Pacific.

Mr. Oliver has performed as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe and Asia and Russia. Including Solo performances with the Dallas Symphony, Sacramento Symphony and the Shreveport Symphony and The Kazan, Russia Festival Orchestra.

His recordings include the Benda and Stamitz Violin Concertos with the Montpellier Chamber Orchestra, Eric Ewazen’s Quintet for English horn and String Quartet, “Tangled Flow” and “Inner Vision” CD’s which include his own compositions. A recording engineer as well as a Composer, Mr. Oliver has his own recording studio and Label, SarnWorks. Recent releases on the SarnWorks label include a rerelease of the Bach Goldberg Variations by SF Symphony piano, Robin Sutherland.

Mr. Oliver was a founding member of the bay area piano trio the Tilden Trio with Peter Wyrick and June Oh. He also performed with and founded the Jazz group, Continuum.

Also active composer, Mr. Oliver’s compositions have received performances in Hawaii, Japan, Russia, Europe and throughout the United States. His compositions and recordings can be found on ITunes and CDBaby.

Mr. Oliver is the former Principal Second Violin of the Sacramento Symphony, Concertmaster of the Santa Cruz Symphony and is currently a First Violinist with the San Francisco Symphony.

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