British/Irish conductor Olivia Clarke was born in London and is based in Berlin. A recipient of the DAAD scholarship for her conducting studies, Olivia trained at the International Conducting Academy Berlin, Universität der Künste with Steven Sloane and Harry Curtis.
Olivia’s recent opera engagements include Assistant Conductor/Orphée (English National Opera); Conductor/Der Zarewitsch (Nordharzerstädtebundtheater); Assistant Conductor/l’heure espagnole, Angélique, la voix humaine (Universität der Künste); Conductor/Art of Venus (Music Troupe); Conductor/der Schauspieldirektor, le docteur Miracle (Fox Opera); Assistant Conductor, Répétiteur/Die Zauberflöte (Oper oder Spree); and Répétiteur/The Rake’s Progress (British Youth Opera).
Olivia has conducted concerts with Neubrandenburger Philharmonie, Magdeburgische Philharmonie, Hrádec Králove Philharmonie, including appearing as Guest Conductor for Brandenburger Symphoniker. She has conducted in Masterclasses and Workshops with Deutsche Symphonie Orchester, Bochum Symphoniker, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Komische Oper, Theater Magdeburg, and Staatstheater Cottbus. From 2018-2019 Olivia was Principal Conductor of Orchester Benjamin Franklin Berlin.
Before Berlin, Olivia studied singing at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Musicology at University of Oxford, where she was an Organ Scholar (the Queen’s College). Olivia is also an Associate of the Royal College of Organists. Olivia has taken part in Masterclasses with Alice Farnham, Claire Gibault, Jane Glover, Anthony Hermus, Sir Roger Norrington, and Garry Walker.