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, as well as many churches throughout New York City, New Jersey, and Northeast Ohio. She currently plays in the trumpet section of The Montclair Orchestra and serves as trumpet faculty at the JCC Thurnauer School of Music.
Olivia is a member of subtle cheetah, a brass quintet based in New York City. subtle cheetah held a fellowship with The Orchestra of St. Luke's Chamber Music Mentorship Program in 2019 and was a recipient of the Alsop Entrepreneurship Award, a grant awarded by the Alsop Family Foundation. This grant enabled subtle cheetah to fulfill one of its main goals: to promote the music of under represented contemporary composers with its first international call for scores during the 2019-2020 season.
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.