Composer, arranger, pianist, church organist, ethnomusicologist, teacher, speaker
Olga Witte is a composer, ethnomusicologist, jazz pianist, church organist, teacher, speaker and journalist.
Olga is presently studying advanced postgraduate diploma as a rhythmic composer at Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus. She holds a MA in musicology and anthropology focusing on Balinese gamelan from University of Aarhus (2009), and is educated organist (PO) from Vestervig Church Music School (2007).
In 2021 she released her first album Olga Witte Organ Trio No 1 + 2.
Olga has given speeches about Balinese gamelan around the world, at places such as Bali World Culture Forum, The Grieg Academy of Music, ICTM Ireland, ICTM Denmark. She has taught ethnomusicological subjects at University of Aarhus and The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus. She teaches musicology and anthropology to psychiatric patients and has taught different forms of music since 1994, now she teaches a big band in Fælles Fritid in Malling.
She writes articles for the magazine, Jazz Special, amongst others she has written about gender issues in Jazz in the article "Jazz med patter" (Jazz with tits) about which Kjeld Frandsen in Berlingske Tidende refers to as "a weighty article".
Mallinggårdsvej 37, 8340 Malling, Denmark