studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Imogen Barford.
He is the only harpist ever to win the Guildhall Gold Medal, the Guildhall’s most prestigious prize. Previous winners include Jacqueline du Pré and Bryn Terfel. He has performed all the major harp concertos, including Lyra Angelica with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Mozart's Flute and Harp Concerto at Wigmore Hall, and has directed Handel's Harp Concerto in Bb in the Barbican Hall. He has won International Competitions in Italy, Hungary and the UK.
His Wigmore Hall debut was praised by Seen and Heard International for “tremendous dynamism” and "remarkable range of timbres and warmth of tone”.
Oliver is an experienced continuo player on early harps; he owns an Italian Triple Harp and a Spanish Cross Strung Harp. He has performed with groups such as I Fagiolini, The Early Opera Company and St James’ Baroque, at venues including the Wigmore Hall and Westminster Abbey.