Composer, arranger, pianist, church organist, ethnomusicologist, teacher, speaker
Olga Witte is a composer, ethnomusicologist, jazz pianist, church organist, teacher, speaker and so musch more.
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 a PO (preliminary church organist) from Vestervig Church Music School (2007).
Jazz is the main background for Olga's music but she sythesises different kinds of music, especially experimental jazz and Balinese gamelan. She writes both for her own groups and others, such as Aarhus Jazz Orchestra and Moving Cirkles. Olga is a member of the Danish composers association ToneArt.
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 leads a bigband.
Mallinggårdsvej 37, 8340 Malling, Denmark