Oliver Pickup


Oliver Pickup (1994) is a British composer from York, UK.

Oliver studied at the University of York specialising in Composition and studied with composers such as Martin Suckling, Roger Marsh, Thomas Simaku, John Stringer and Ambrose Field.


Much of Oliver's work focuses on the use of performer placement and sound localisation as a primary factor in the compositional process for acoustic and electro-acoustic chamber ensembles.  From October 2017, he will be completing a PhD in Composition exploring spatial technique, supervised by Dr John Stringer. 

As a conductor, Oliver has premiered new works by Catherine Robson, Eilidh Pollard and Rose Hall, and will be the Musical Director for the University of York Gilbert and Sullivan Society's Spring 2018 production of 'The Mikado'. 


Toby Randall-Paley

United Kingdom