Olivia Dawn (HK)
Hailed by Prestige Magazine as the “rising star violinist” from Hong Kong, British-Chinese songwriter/producer Olivia Dawn is already making her mark in the industry with her unique talent at the age of 25. She is known for delivering smooth, modern electric violin improvisations and powerful husky vocals over her own DJ and live electronic sets. A skilled multi-instrumentalist, she has written, recorded and produced original music for major artists from both the pop and underground realm. Her signature sound as a DJ is deep, melodic and sensual by nature, with driving influences from techno and progressive house, while her productions are more vocal and dreamy with a hint of electro pop. She is also a part of underground DJ duo Until Dawn which has recently made its debut on the stages of Tomorrowland 2017 and Cafe D’Anvers in Belgium to raving reviews.
A Juilliard bachelor and Berklee double-master graduate in classical violin (under Lewis Kaplan), contemporary performance and music technology respectively, Olivia creates synergy between two opposing worlds. Olivia has opened and closed for underground DJs such as Yokoo (All Day I Dream), Rampue (Dantze), Jeremy Olander (Vivrant/Spinnin’ Deep), Dave Seaman (Therapy UK) and Agents of Time (Stem Records) as well as international superstars Jonas Blue (UK), Rain (SK) and Bebe Rexha (US). This year she has headlined at high-profile events by major brands including Daybreaker, Volar, Zuma, Nike, Paul & Shark, W, Armani, Landmark, Pacific Place, Max Mara, M.A.C., HKFDA, Tudor, Shanghai Tang and was featured at a Virgin Australia event hosted by Sir Richard Branson.
Olivia’s mastery of musical styles ranges from classical, jazz and rock to world and electronic. Highly demanded for her technical versatility on the violin and sultry voice, She has recorded vocals for French producer TIME (supported by Solomun) and strings for Mako (Ultra/Interscope), Eagles & Butterflies (Innvervisions), Tobias Enhus (LA composer), Yarub Smarait (arabic violinist), Casey Driessen (Bela Fleck & the Flecktones), Nacho Marco (Ibiza), Zebbler Encanti Experience, Lost Tapes (ES) and Latin Grammy award-winning producer Javier Limón.
Passionate in the studio and no stranger to the spotlight, Olivia commands the stage with mystic charm, surprising people with a warm, infectious energy that melts even the hardest of hearts and taking her audience on an exhilarating journey through music. She currently plays on an NS Design electric violin, generously sponsored by Tom Lee Hong Kong.