Our Stoke College community offers warm congratulations and a huge round of applause to Mr Olyver who has recently completed his PhD at The Royal Academy of Music. His thesis explored the relationship between nostalgia and music composition, with two of his portfolio pieces written in response to works by J.S Bach and Mahler.
Our pride in Mr Olyver’s achievement extends beyond his current role here, as Matthew himself, is an Old Stokian who thoroughly enjoyed his time as a student here. We are thrilled that he has returned to Stoke College and that his musical talent and accomplishments will now inspire today’s students.
If you’d like to learn more about his thesis work at The Royal Academy please follow this link.