Olivia Belli is a modern classical pianist and composer. Based in the Marche region of central Italy, Olivia kept her composing activity private until 2018 and since then she has found an audience all around the world with her poetic piano compositions reaching many millions of streams.
Her music has been featured on leading radio stations such as BBC Radio 3, BBC 6 Music, KEXP, Classic FM and Radio France, as well as on music sites like Pitchfork, Headphone Commute, Statonary Travel and SonofMarketing among many others.
A conservatory trained pianist, having studied with pianists like Lazar Berman and Jörg Demus, Olivia first started to tour Italy, as well as Spain and the United States, as a classical performer. She also released a series of acclaimed albums of music by leading contemporary composers, including Philip Glass and Max Richter.
In 2018 her debut album of own compositions, Where Night Never Comes, was released following a successful crowdfunding campaign. Further developing her craft as a composer, Olivia released her sophomore album River Path in February of 2020 through 1631 Recordings and Decca Records. The album quickly garnered support from both media outlets and streaming services, leading to over 30 million streams in just a few months.
In April 2020, amid the COVID lockdown, Olivia and her husband and musical collaborator recorded and released the environmentally inspired ensemble album Mater. The project was conceived as a tribute to the 50° Anniversary of Earth Day, and profits on the project being donated to the Global Wildfire Conservation charity. The project was followed by an EP Moonlight recomposed, based on Beethoven’s famous sonata.
In April 2021 Olivia announced a new collaboration with XXIM Records, Sony Music’s label for post-genre instrumental music. The announcement came with the release of a new piano piece, Visions to Come. The album Sol Novo was released in October 8, 2021. The release was accompanied by an online live event filmed in the historic Teatro di Penna San Giovanni also included in Apple Classical Live.