Olivier Maurel was born in Paris in 1983. Since childhood, his defining passion has been music. He first studied violin from the age of 4, then percussion. He obtained diplomas in several disciplines in the conservatories of Rennes and Saint-Malo, and obtained the highest distinctions of the Conservatoire of Strasbourg.
He had the opportunity of studying with Olivier Fiard, Bruno Lemaitre, Emmanuel Séjourné, Stephan Fougeroux and Denis Riedinger. He also benefitted from masterclasses with several renowned percussionnist as Jean Geoffroy, Steven Shick, Leigh Howard Stevens and many others.
Olivier Maurel is a member of Ensemble Linea, Ensemble l’Imaginaire and Ork. He has participated in many recording projects. In 2008, he founded, with flutist Ayako Okubo, the Ensemble HANATSU miroir, which main specificity is to mix contemporary music