Oliver Kipp studied violin with Atila Aydintan in Hannover and Thomas Brandis in Berlin. Member of the EUYO – then European Community Youth Orchestra – from 1987–1993, he was a Guest player of the Berliner Philharmoniker from 1994 to 1998 and leader of the NDR Radiophilharmonie since 1998.
Oliver Kipp founded the Hyperion Trio in 1999, with which he has an intense concert activity. In 2016, this ensemble also founded the Klanginsel Helgoland festival, whose aim is to compare well-known masterpieces with rarely performed works in order to trace music-historical contexts.
Oliver Kipp is a tutor for violin and chamber music of the European Union Youth Orchestra since 2008. He regularly holds masterclasses in Germany and abroad and is a jury member in international chamber music competitions. He is a teacher at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover, and coaches students of the Orchestra Academy of the NDR Radio Philharmonic.