Trumpet player Olivia Pidi is an active chamber and orchestral musician in the Tri-State area. She has performed in concerts at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium, Chicago's Symphony Center, and at the 2017 Bang On A Can Marathon Concert at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. From 2017-2020, Olivia was the trumpet fellow of APEX ensemble (formerly The Montclair Orchestra), and has performed with Adelphi Orchestra and The Chelsea Symphony. Olivia serves as trumpet faculty at the JCC Thurnauer School of Music and Virtu.Academy.
Olivia has established herself as a sought after brass quintet musician. In 2020, Olivia joined the trumpet secion of Calliope Brass, an ensemble committed to bringing evocative, story-driven concert experiences to audiences of all ages. Olivia is also a founding member of subtle cheetah, a brass quintet committed to promoting the music of underrepresented contemporary composers. In 2021, Olivia was invited to join the Garden State Philharmonic Brass Quintet, bringing performances that showcase the development of American brass music to audiences along the Jersey Shore and Bar Harbor, Maine.
Olivia holds a master's degree from Manhattan School of Music, where she was a recipient of the Carmine Caruso Scholarship and the Cecil Collins Award for brass performance, and completed undergraduate studies at Oberlin Conservatory, where she received the James "Jimmy" Stamp award for trumpet performance. Olivia's primary teachers include Tom Smith, Roy Poper, and David Krauss.
In addition to performance, Olivia completed a bachelor's degree in musicology, with studies focused on early music and musical notation development. Outside of music, she is an avid reader and loves spending time with her dog, Henry.