Guildhall Gold Medal 2016
"The Guildhall School is delighted to announce harpist Oliver Wass as the winner of this year’s Gold Medal, the School’s most prestigious prize for outstanding soloists."
"Wass was charismatic throughout, with a variety of touch and volume ... and also mood that was a perfect fit with the music, revelatory indeed, his abundant technique feeding highly developed musical gifts."
Interviews & Reviews
This performance emphasised the joyful euphony of Ravel’s music; playing with captivating vitality, the Pelléas swept through the varied palettes, undulated through the dynamic extremes, and explored the phrases with freedom, capturing the innate elegance.
"If you’re on Facebook and you’re a harpist, chances are pretty good you caught a glimpse of British harpist Oliver Wass in his video performance of Manuel de Falla’s “Spanish Dance” posted two weeks ago by Classic FM radio."