Bio

 

         Olivia Pérez Collellmir is a solo pianist, bandleader, and composer from Barcelona, Spain. Noted in Arts Fuse as a “Spanish virtuoso” who adds “a flamenco touch to her chamber jazz,” Collellmir’s most recent performance highlights include playing on soundtrack of Isla Bonita by renowned director Fernando Colomo, touring with Spanish Grammy winner Rosana Arbelo, performing an honorary concert at Berklee for the legendary Rita Moreno, and being invited to give private performances for United States Secretary of State John Kerry, opera star Renée Fleming, and Metropolitan Opera General Manager Peter Gelb. 

 

        She started playing piano at the age of five and began studying under Núria Bonells, a disciple of Alicia de Larrocha, and entered The Superior Conservatory of Music in Barcelona at the age of 8. As a young scholar pianist, Collellmir toured performing Faure's Nocturnes and Bach's Partitas and also recorded for the National Radio of Spain. In addition, she was selected to play at the Centre de Musique Hindemith in Switzerland on the international performance piano stage. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in classical performance, Collellmir became a head of music for the Department of Education of Catalonia where she conducted, recorded, toured, and performed before moving to Boston in 2014 to expand her studies within the idioms of jazz and multicultural music.

 

        A graduate and scholarship recipient of Berklee College of Music, Collellmir is the composer and performer of the award-winning compositions “Barcelona Flamenco” and “Together,” which she premiered at the Berklee Performance Center in 2015. The same year, Olivia also won the Berklee Piano Department’s prestigious Chair Award.