Oliver Aldort age 13 Oliver Aldort 2012

Oliver Aldort

"The immediate impression of the listener
is one of complete astonishment.”

- La Presse, Montreal

2014 Performances

Date City & Venue Repertoire
Mar 20 7:30 PM, Carnegie Hall
Zankel Hall
881 7th Avenue
New York, NY
Curtis 20/21 Ensemble
In celebration of Krzysztof Penderecki's 80th birthday, the composer leads the Curtis Institute of Music’s contemporary music ensemble, Curtis 20/21, in a program of his own music. Oliver Aldort is the principal cellist of a the Curtis Chamber Orchestra (as well as its full orchestra and the opera orchestra, alternating with another cellist.
Mar 21 8:00 PM, Field Concert Hall
1726 Locust
Philladelphia, PA
Student Recital Series
BRAHMS: Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8
Mar 22 8:00 PM, Curtis Institute of Music
Gould Rehearsal Hall
Lenfest Hall
1616 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA
Curtis 20/21 Ensemble
In celebration of Krzysztof Penderecki's 80th birthday, the composer leads the Curtis Institute of Music’s contemporary music ensemble, Curtis 20/21, in a program of his own music. Oliver Aldort is the principal cellist of a the Curtis Chamber Orchestra (as well as its full orchestra and the opera orchestra, alternating with another cellist.
Sep 16 8:00 PM, Curtis Institute of Music
Field Concert Hall
Philadelphia, PA
Curtis On Tour Preview Recital
BRAHMS: Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36
STRAUSS: Sextet from Capriccio, Op. 85
TCHAIKOVSKY: Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70
Sep 25 7:30 PM, Lee Hysan Concert Hall
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
Curtis On Tour Recital
BRAHMS: Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36
STRAUSS: Sextet from Capriccio, Op. 85
TCHAIKOVSKY: Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70
Sep 27 3:00 PM, Kumho Art Hall
Seoul, South Korea
Curtis On Tour Recital
BRAHMS: Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36
STRAUSS: Sextet from Capriccio, Op. 85
TCHAIKOVSKY: Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70
Sep 30 7:30 PM, National Taiwan Normal University
Department of Music Recital Hall
Taipei, Taiwan
Curtis On Tour Recital
BRAHMS: Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36
STRAUSS: Sextet from Capriccio, Op. 85
TCHAIKOVSKY: Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70
Oct 1 7:30 PM, Taipei National University of the Arts Recital Hall
Taipei, Taiwan
Curtis On Tour Recital
BRAHMS: Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36
STRAUSS: Sextet from Capriccio, Op. 85
TCHAIKOVSKY: Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70
Oct 5 7:30 PM, Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber
Dresden, Germany
Curtis On Tour Recital
BRAHMS: Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36
STRAUSS: Sextet from Capriccio, Op. 85
TCHAIKOVSKY: Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70
Dec 4 8:00 PM, Field Concert Hall
1726 Locust
Philadelphia, PA
Oliver Aldort's Graduation Recital

2013 Performances

Date City & Venue Repertoire
Jan 16 8:00 PM, Field Concert Hall
1726 Locust
Philadelphia, PA
Student Recital Series
Mozart: Quartet in B-flat major, K. 458 (“Hunt”) Alexandra Switala, violin Gergana Haralampieva, violin Yoshihiko Nakano, viola Oliver Aldort, cello
Mar 16 8:00 PM, Field Concert Hall
1726 Locust
Philadelphia, PA
Student Recital Series
Ravel Trio.
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May 18 3:00 PM, Colony Theater
Miami Beach, FL
Prodigies and Masters of Tomorrow: Beloved Chamber Jewels
BRAHMS E-minor Cello Sonata
MENDELSSOHN D-minor Piano Trio
July 6 2:00 PM, Bennett Gordon Hall
Highland Park, IL
Free Admission
Artists from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute
BEETHOVEN Cello Sonata #5 Op. 102
July 8 8:00 PM, Bennett Gordon Hall
Highland Park, IL
Reserved $10, No Lawn
Piano and String Artists from Ravinia's Steans Music Institute
BRAHMS Piano Quartet
July 20 2:00 PM, Bennett Gordon Hall
Highland Park, IL
Artists from Ravinia's Steans Music Institute
BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132
Oct 18 8:00 PM, Field Concert Hall
1726 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA
MENDELSSOHN Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49
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Nov 24 3:00 PM, Sandler Center
Virginia Beach, VA
Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach
Soloist, DVORAK Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104
Dec 7 8:00 PM, Field Concert Hall
1726 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA
BEETHOVEN Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2 ("Razumovsky")
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2012 Performances

Date City & Venue Repertoire
Feb 8 12:30 PM, Church of the Holy Trinity
Philadelphia, PA
MOZART Quintet in E-flat major, K. 407
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Feb 8 8:00 PM, Field Concert Hall
Philadelphia, PA
LALO Concerto in D minor
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Oct 29 8:00 PM, Field Concert Hall
1726 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA

Important Update: The date of the concert has been changed to Saturday, November 3 due to Hurricane Sandy
BACH Suite No. 4 in E-flat major, BWV 1010
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Nov 17 Private concert in Connecticut, organized by Curtis faculty

2011 Performances

Date City & Venue Repertoire
Feb 9 Crescent Hills Country Club
Hollywood, CA
Recital Performance
Mar 8 Chamber Masters - Miami International Piano Festival

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Cellist Oliver Aldort, recently featured in the "World's Greatest Musical Prodigies" on WLRN, will join Ilya Itin for the first half of the program:

Beethoven - Cello Sonata in D Op 102
Schumann - Adagio & Allegro Op. 70
Chopin - Polonaise Brillante Op. 9

The second half welcomes three members of the Amernet Quartet performing Dvorák's sublime Piano Quintet in A Major, with Oliver Aldort on the cello.

CHAMBER CONCERT ALSO FEATURES: ILYA ITIN (Russia) piano, IGOR GRUPPMAN (violin), VESNA GRUPPMAN (viola), MISHA VITENSON (violin)

Program: BEETHOVEN: Cello Sonata in D Op 102 SCHUMANN Adagio & Allegro Op. 70 CHOPIN Polonais Brillante Op. 9 ANTONIN DVORAK: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81

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May 21
3:00 PM
Miami Beach Colony Theater
Miami Beach, FL
Prodigies & Masters of Tomorrow Recital
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2010 Performances

Date City & Venue Repertoire
Feb 14 Seattle, WA Young Virtuosi Concert
Feb 20
7:30 PM
Orcas Center
Eastsound, WA
Oliver Aldort soloist and principal cellist with the Academy Chamber Orchestra
Oliver Aldort: cello solo, conductor, principal cellist
Cello solo: Saint Saens cello concerto, Bruch Kol Nidrei
Conducting: Symphony movement by Lennon Aldort, Oliver's brother.
Principal cellist: Orchestral pieces.
Mar 6 Seattle, WA Young Virtuoso Concert
Mar 7 Seattle, WA Outreach Recital
Apr 18 Seattle, WA Outreach Recital
Apr 25 Seattle, WA Young Virtuoso Orchestra Concert
May 2 Mary, Queen of Peace Church
1121 228th Avenue S.E.
Sammamish, WA 98075
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Oliver Aldort soloist with the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra, playing Dvorak Cello Concerto

General admission $16. Tickets at the door.
May 15
7:30 PM
Kane Hall
University of Washington
As a winner of SYAMF, Oliver will play the fourth movement of the Elgar cello concerto with Philharmonia Northwest Orchestra, on Saturday May 15th, 7:30pm at Kane Hall, University of Washington.
May 21
TBA
KING FM Oliver is one of the "Top Ten" young musicians selected by KING FM classical Music station. He will play piano. Program not yet known.
June 1
7:30 PM
Emerald Heights
10901 176th Circle NE
Redmond, WA 98052-7218
Oliver will conduct Academy Chamber Orchestra in Lennon Aldort's symphony #3; He will play Kol Nidrei as a soloist, and play principal cellist.
June 5
7:30 PM
Congregational Church of Mercer Island
4545 Island Crest Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040
TBA
July / August TBA Oliver will be performing in Ottawa, Canada, and in Verbier Festival in Switzerland.
September California Club
Los Angeles, CA
Concert
September Zipper Hall
Los Angeles, CA
Concert

2009 Performances

Date City & Venue Repertoire
Jan 20
7:00 PM
Benaroya Hall
200 University Street
Seattle, WA 9810

Admission is free; no tickets needed. Donations appreciated.

Schumann Cello Concerto with the Northwest Youth Chamber Orchestra.
Schubert Quartet: Death and the Maiden.
Other Orchestral pieces.
May 7
7:00 PM
Greenlake United Methodist Church, 6415 1st Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115
Tickets: 206-526-2900
Brahms sextet. Oliver is first cello Seattle Chamber Music Concert
May 17
3:00 PM
SPRING CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLE CONCERT
Bellevue Christian Church
10808 SE 28th St
Bellevue, WA 98004
Oliver is the pianist: Beethoven Trio
June 9
7:30 PM
SPRING SOLO & ENSEMBLE CONCERT
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
3rd & Union - upstairs- Seattle
Open Seating.
Tickets will be available for sale at the upstairs table: $25, $15. & $10/pp groups of 5 or more.
Oliver is cello soloist with ACO orchestra Oliver is principal cellist with Orchestra Oliver is pianist: Beethoven trio.
June 13
7:30 PM
Academy Chamber Orchestra Concert
Mercer Island Congregational Church,
4545 Island Crest Drive. M.I. 98040
Oliver Aldort soloist
Oliver Aldort principal cellist
June 21
2:00 PM
La Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur in Montreal. The program will include Schubert Arrpeggioni sonata for cello, Bach cello suite #5, and other Romantic cello pieces plus Beethoven and Chopin on the piano.
June 14 - July 2 Oliver will be in Ottawa, with Zukerman and 19 internationally chosen youth musicians. He will perform the Chopin cello sonata and a couple of quartets.

 2008 Performances

Date City & Venue Repertoire
Feb 9 La Conner Maple Hall
7:30 PM - Tickets: 360-466-2665
Beethoven sonata, Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Bach, Dvorak, as well as piano compositions by Chopin and Beethoven.
Feb 9 1:00 p.m., Oliver will be the first of three cellists in Lynn Harrell's master class at Illsley Ball Recital Hall in the Benaroya Hall building in Seattle. It is being televised and will be open to a limited audience.
May 10 Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle SYAMF winners solo with Philharmonia Northwest Orchestra. Oliver will play the Dvorak cello concerto first movement. He and another pianist will receive medals.
June 22 Oliver will perform two concerts at the Chamber Music Festival in Port Townsend, WA. Tuesday evening Master's Class and Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m
Mozart string quintet and Brahms piano and strings quartet.
June 28 7:30 p.m. at Orcas Center
TEL: 360 376-2281
$16, $12 (Orcas Center members), $10 (students)
Full recital including Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Debusy, Bach and more.
Nov 3 8:00 p.m.
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW Fifth Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312

Admission is free and by invitation. If you want to attend or to tell a friend in Florida to attend, please write Naomi Aldort (naomi @ aldort.com) with your name. She will then give your name at Broward Center’s office and they will let you in.

This concert/filming/recording session is organized by UK RDF Television. They are creating a TV Documentary about the top musical prodigies of the world. The video crew will be on Orcas to film Oliver at home and will also be including Oliver's brother Lennon for background material.

The concert will include five performers, two cellists, two violinists and one harpist. Other than Oliver, I do not know the program but hearing kids on Oliver’s level should be a real treat.

Dvorak, Faure and Bach
Nov 23 2:30 p.m.
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
4805 NE 45th Street
Seattle 98105

Tickets are $18.00
Tickets: By phone: 206 675 9727 or By email: tickets@philharmonianw.org or at the door.

Dvorak Cello Concerto with the Philharmonia Northwest Orchestra
Dec 16 7:30 p.m.
Congregational Church of Mercer Island
4545 Island Crest Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Admission is free; no tickets needed. Donations appreciated.

Schumann Cello Concerto with the Northwest Youth Chamber Orchestra.
Schubert Quartet: Death and the Maiden.
Other Orchestral pieces.
Jan 20, 2009 7:00 p.m.
Benaroya Hall
200 University Street
Seattle, WA 9810

Admission is free; no tickets needed. Donations appreciated.

Schumann Cello Concerto with the Northwest Youth Chamber Orchestra.
Schubert Quartet: Death and the Maiden.
Other Orchestral pieces.

2007 Performances

Date City & Venue Repertoire
March 17 Skagit Symphony in Mount Vernon, WA
7:30 PM - Tickets: 360-466-2665
March 30 National Competition - Toronto, Canada. - Oliver was the national winner!

2006 Performances

Date City & Venue Repertoire
Nov 17 Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Avenue, Victoria

2005 Performances

Date City & Venue Repertoire
March 20 5pm. Full recital, cello and piano. Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 27201 99th Av. Northwest, Stanwood WA Saint Saens cello concerto, Schubert (cello) arpeggioni sonata, Beethoven Tempest piano sonata, Debussy Pour Le Piano, Chopin Nocturn in A flat major, Bach cello unaccompanied suite #4 prelude, Toccata for cello by Frescobaldi/Cassado
March 26 8pm. La Conner Emerging Artist Performance. Three piano winners will play in the first half. Second half: Guest performer 11-year-old cellist, Oliver Aldort. Oliver will perform on cello: Saint Saens cello concerto, Schubert Sonata, Bach unaccompanied suite.
June 12 5pm. Full recital, cello and piano. Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 27201 99th Av. Northwest, Stanwood WA
Oct 2 Oliver will be recorded in a live concert at Jordan Hall in Boston for the program From the Top, which will be aired on National Public Radio stations across the country a couple of months later. This will be aired on December 4th in Boston Sunday 6:00 pm 89.7 FM. For your local airing time, please see what NPR radio station airs From The Top in your local area.
Nov 20 St. Mary the Virgin Church in Oak Bay, Victoria, 1701 Elgin Ave. 2:30 PM. Oliver performs as winner of the Chamber Music Celebration Award of the Greater Victoria Music Festival. He will play the full Schubert Arpeggioni sonata as part of the ceremony during which he will receive the award.
Dec 4 6:00 PM - Oliver's performance on From The Top will be played on 89.7 FM in Boston. Check here for when it will air on your local radio station.
Dec 10 6:00 PM - Oliver's performance on From The Top will be played on 89.7 FM in Boston. Check here for when it will air on your local radio station.

2004 Performances

Date City & Venue Repertoire
Feb 27 Victoria Symphony Haydn Cello Concerto in D
Feb 28 Piano accompanist for a Lieder Competition in Victoria B.C.
March 6 Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church in Seattle Solo Cello Suites by Bach with invited professional cellists and Oliver
March 7 Solo Recital at St. Paul Episcopal Church in Mount Vernon
March 11 Solo Recital at Sunrise Center in Victoria , B.C.
March 27 Solo Recital at Sunrise Center in Victoria , B.C.
April 2 Solo Recital at Trinity United Methodist Church , Port Townsend , WA
May 2 Cello & piano with Whatcom Symphony at Mt. Baker Theater in Bellingham, WA
May 2-8 Festival winners' concerts and awards. Oliver wins 1st place in Piano Competition.
May 30 Orcas Center - Oliver and his 13-year-old brother Lennon in concert: Cello, piano and violin.
Oct 29 Sooke Symphony, Victoria, Alix Goolden Hall Saint Saens cello concerto
Oct 31 Sooke Symphony, Sooke, Sooke Community Theatre Saint Saens cello concerto