Olyver New Music Collective

Concerts, New Music, Classical Music

  • £4,000

    pledged of £5,000

    • 12


    • 0


This project received pledges on Wed 01 Jan 2020


The Olyver New Music Collective is raising £5000 to continue to give a professional concert platform to some of the most exciting up and coming young composers and performers from all around the world. We also feature on a monthly basis our ONMC composers and performers on our exciting and rapidly growing online music magazine.

Our Story

Since we were founded by the British Composer Matthew Olyver in early 2019, we have given a uniquely wide ranging platform to dozens of composers and performers, inspiring audiences with new music and time-tested classics made by world class young musicians. We have already accumulated a large and diverse audience from our first three concerts in the October Gallery, St. James's Church and the Brunel Museum (an old and beautiful engine room). We are now raising £5000 to fund 5 concerts for our 2020 season. What we pride ourselves most on is creating an open and welcoming environment in which a strong community between our composers, performers and audience can thrive. As a donor, you would be playing a direct role in allowing this community to survive and flourish.

Where will the money go?

For each concert, we focus upon showcasing 2-3 instruments in an unconventional and beautiful concert venue (a museum, an art gallery, a church, warehouse, or even an abandoned train carriage). To meet venue booking fees and to ensure our musicians are paid properly, we budget £1000 per concert. If we hit our minimum target of £4000 we will be able to put on 4 of concerts in 2020. If we hit our full target of £5000 we will be able to complete our season by programming 5 concerts in 2020.


February 2020 - a programme of new and old guitar music performed by the internationally acclaimed ONMC artist Fabricio Mattos at the October Gallery

April 2020 - an evening with ONMC co-director/cellist Sarah Gait and ONMC pianist Yuanfan Yang in the stunning setting of St James's Paddington.

June 2020 - a concert at the Royal Academy of Music of great new music by ONMC composers, including a substantial 20 minute piece by our founder Matthew Olyver, delivered by ONMC artists Matthew Farthing (percussion) and James Druce (trombone).

July 2020 - a concert in the eerily beautiful setting of the Brunel Museum starring ONMC Bassoonist Olivia Palmer-Baker

September 2020 - for our first concert outside of London, we will perform in the stunning setting of Long Melford's Holy Trinity Church in Suffolk. We will bring our programme 'Towards Bach', a programme that subsumes improvisation and new music into masterpieces by J.S. Bach, to the home of our founder, Matthew Olyver. This concert will be delivered by ONMC musicians Irantzu Agirre-Arrizubieta (harp), Sarah Gait (Cello) and Varinia Oyola Rebaza (viola).


For the ONMC to sustain itself for the 2020 season it relies upon generous public and private funding. Please become a Patron to help cement the future of our young, dynamic and ambitious organisation. In return we offer a fantastic programme of special events and benefits, viewable on the right-hand side of this page. 

Find us:

Website // Twitter // Facebook 

Help us succeed!

You don't need to give money to help us succeed! Please share this project with anyone you think would support us – on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat over the fence or on your blog.

In fact, share it with everyone you know as we think it's a great idea, and the more people who know about it, the more likely we are to make this work out brilliantly.

And we know we said you don't need to give money to help us, but we'd love it if you did! Please sponsor us and help make this happen.