Oliver Leitner, violin

Hometown: Reno, Nevada

Meet Oliver

Oliver Leitner appeared on Show 345 recorded in September 2017, at the age of 17.

Oliver Leitner, 17, violin, is from Reno, Nevada, and is a senior at the Davidson Academy of Nevada. He studies with Carol Laube of the Reno Philharmonic and has attended the Aspen Music School, California Summer Music, and the Academy for Gifted Students at the Freiburg Conservatory in Germany. He is a three-time grand prize winner of the Reno Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition, been selected as a winner of the Nevada solo and ensemble 2016 All-State competition in 2016, and is a member of the Reno Chamber Orchestra and the Artemisia Chamber Ensemble. Outside of the violin, Oliver has received 2nd and 4th place awards in his category at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) with projects focused on renewable energy. He also enjoys skiing and running.

Listen to Oliver

Show 345, Reno, NV
I. Allegro assai from the Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 8, Op. 30, No. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), with Christopher O’Riley, piano.

Show 345, Reno, NV
III. Perpetuum mobile. Allegro from Violin Sonata No.2 by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), with Christopher O’Riley, piano