About Olivia Shaw
Olivia began playing violin at the age of three and has built a life
around the creation and celebration of music. Trained classically
in the studios of Laura Barnette, Dr. Marianne Perkins, and
Allegra Wermuth, she was fortunate to play both on her own and
with other local violinists in a chamber ensemble setting.
Currently pursuing a B.S. in Music Business with a minor in Violin
Performance at the University of Colorado Denver, Olivia has
developed a passion for improvised styles that complement her
deep foundation in the classical world.
Currently, Olivia plays fiddle and writes songs with Avenhart, a
Denver-based indie folk band, as well as with several other
musicians, ranging in styles from singer/songwriter (Chloe Tang,
Sydney Clapp, Anna Smith) to rock and roll (Vermillion Road,
Save Our City). She has experience writing for and playing on
records ranging from children's music to independent film scores.
Her passion for studying and playing genres like bluegrass and
jazz leads her to create a well-rounded approach for students to
learn about the many different styles of music that can be
crafted through the violin.