Olivia Hunt began singing as a Chorister of Chester Cathedral, culminating her time there as Head Chorister. As a member of the Cathedral Choir, she took part in numerous television and radio broadcasts, both as a soloist (notably the televised Christmas Day Eucharist from the Cathedral in 2009) and as part of the choir. In 2009, Olivia was a finalist at BBC Radio 2’s Young Chorister of the Year competition, singing at St. Paul’s Cathedral. She has studied with Edward Hartwell-Jones, Damian O'Keeffe and has also had a consultation lesson with Dame Emma Kirkby.
Olivia graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a First-Class honours degree in Biomedical Science. In 2013 she made her solo debut in the North Wales International Music Festival, returning in 2015 to sing the soprano solos in the Mozart Requiem and 2016 to sing a variety of works on the Festival's opening night. She opened the 2017 Conwy Festival, took the part of Dido in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, sang the soprano solo parts in Haydn's Nelson Mass and Handel's Messiah and gave a solo recital in the 2018 Beaumaris Festival. She has also performed solo recitals in Truro and Bristol Cathedrals.
Olivia appears as the soloist in John Hosking's Requiem on the Regent CD All Angels Cry Aloud with the Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge. She has been broadcast seven times on the BBC's Introducing scheme and interviewed live on the Radio Wales Arts Show.
Olivia was the recipient of the 2018 Worshipful Livery Company of Wales Sickle Foundation Award for services to Welsh music, performing a commissioned work at the Cardiff Senedd in a concert to mark the Diamond Jubilee of the Company. She is also a Verger and Deputy Lay Clerk at Chester Cathedral and sang with the choir for a live broadcast of Choral Evensong on BBC Radio 3 in September 2018.
Olivia has an early music partnership with John Hosking, focusing on Italian and English song from the 16th and 17th centuries. She has released her first solo disc Musick to Heare with John for the Willowhayne Records label to critical acclaim and they have recently performed a concert as part of the Londong International Exhibition of Early Music.