Born in 1969 in Grenoble, Olivier Germani started playing the oboe at the age of nine. After studying in Nîmes and Boulogne-Billancourt, he joined the courses of Jean Christophe Gayot and Guy Laroche at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Lyons in 1989. He was later taught by Maurice Bourgue at the Conservatory of Geneva. In 1994, he became principal oboe of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra under the direction of Claudio Abbado. A member of the Haïzea wind quintet and a laureate of the international competitions in Trapani and Martigny, he worked with the Opéra and the Orchestre National de Lyon, as well as the orchestras of Toulouse, Nancy, and St Etienne and the RTL orchestra. Oliver Germani joined the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxemburg in 2002. He has been playing for the EME Foundation since 2009, when it was set up. As a founding member of the association called Chants et Musiques en Pays Mosellan, he organises the Printemps Musical en Pays Mosellan festival every year, which promotes and introduces the artists of the Greater Region in the Tri-Border country/area.