• …a spectacular success…a triumph – Alex Varty in MUSICWORKS on PRESSED FOR TIME (sitar concerto with Mohamed Assani)

  • “one of the most promising orchestral composers of today." - Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review

  • "I hope you ask John Oliver to write more trio work for you. His cycle was stunning!" - William Aide, pianist, on recent recording of Eternity Gaze for erhu, piano, and guitar by PEP. (See Recordings)

  • “…wonderfully creative music…” - Lynn Bayley, Fanfare

  • "A tour de force of orchestral writing, this work is a delightful listening experience." - Elaine Keillor, CAML Review on Forging Utopia

  • "a delicate yet often complex sense of beauty" - Musicworks

Oliver is among Canada's leading composers

of music for orchestra, chamber ensembles, opera, and electroacoustic media.
Oliver’s music embraces a range of possibilities, resonating the past,
and forging new associations that reflect our time and place.

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