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Olivia Chew

Joined the RPO in 2014


Olivia Chew, a native of Long Island, joined the RPO in 2014 and served as assistant principal viola in the 2014-15 season. During her orchestral career she has been invited to play at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and others. As a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival she served as principal viola of the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen. She holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she studied with Alan de Veritch and Stephen Wyrczynski. After her studies at IU, Chew received a full scholarship to Manhattan School of Music’s Orchestral Studies program, where she studied with Karen Dreyfus. Prior to joining the RPO, she served as assistant principal viola in the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and was a member of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.