Chester Philharmonic Orchestra

Olivia Scheepes

Olivia Doflein Violin

Olivia Doflein (1989) originally from the Netherlands and former student of Chris Duindam, moved to London in 2009 to study at the Royal College of Music, where she completed her Bachelor as well as her Master degree with First Class honours as a pupil of Natalia Lomeiko.

She was crowned winner of the Young Soloist Award 14/15 by the Goois Symfonie Orkest in the Netherlands, leading to several solo performances in the Netherlands that year. She has won first prizes at several competitions and has participated in masterclasses with  Zakhar Bron, Shlomo Mintz, Gordan Nicolic, Alina Ibragimova, and Pavel Vernikov.

Her solo career has seen her professional debut in the season of 14/15 with De Havilland Philharmonic Orchestra with Robin Browning in the UK, as well as her German debut in May with the Heemsteeds Philharmonisch Orkest with Dick Verhoef. She has since performed regularly as a soloist throughout the UK and the Netherlands with orchestras such as Chester Philharmonic, Capriol Chamber Orchestra and Covent Garden Chamber Orchestra.

Being an enthusiastic chamber musician, Olivia is involved in several ensembles such as the Cugnon Project, founded by Chris Duindam, and the Belinfante String Quartet. Her previous chamber experiences have led her to play at such prestigious venues as Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven, Wigmore Hall and Cadogan Hall.

Olivia plays the J. Cuypers violin (1797) kindly on loan from the Dutch National Music Instrument Foundation (NMF