Olsi Qinami is a conductor, pianist and teacher based in London and also the founder, Conductor of "London City Philharmonic"
He and began playing the piano at the age of 6 in his native country Albania and studied with Iris Kapo and Vladimir Kapo, and later in the UK with Nigel Clayton professor at the London “Royal College of Music”.
Olsi has collaborated with many orchestras and soloists including soloists from the Vienna Philharmonic and orchestras such as: BBC Singers, Norwegan Radio Orchestra, London Classical Soloists, London City Orchestra, National Opera of Albania (where he premiered Puccini Messa di Gloria), Orchestre Opera de Massy, Tirana Chamber Orchestra, University of Arts Philharmonic Orchestra of Albania & Macedonia National Opera Choir, London Thames Orchestra, The Amadeus and Chorus Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Versailles, Kammerphilharmonie Graz, Orchestra Giovanile di Genova and many others. In 2015 he was awarded the 2nd prize at the International Conducting Competition with the LCS Orchestra in London.
Olsi studied conducting at the “Academy of Arts” in Tirana, Albania with Bujar Llapaj and Petrika Afezolli. He continued his Conducting Studies in France with Dominique Rouits at the Paris Conservatoire “Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris”. He also studied with, Paavo Jarvi, Johannes Schlaefli, Jorma Panula, Peter Stark, Maurizio Arena, Howard Williams, Mark Heron, Neil Thomson and others.
As a piano accompanist, Olsi has worked with many ensembles, solo instrumentalist and singers in concerts and auditions. Also as a teacher, Olsi has taught many pupils in the UK and many of them have taken the graded ABRSM practical & theory exams.