About Holly

Holly Roadfeldt is a versatile performer whose concerts regularly mix newly commissioned music with established masterpieces. Equally adept at both languages, Holly’s mission is to inspire and advocate for piano music of the highest caliber.

As a dedicated performer of contemporary music, Holly has premiered nearly 100 solo and chamber works. In 1996, she was awarded the prize for the "Best Performance of a 20th Century American Composition" in the Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition, which resulted in a performance in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Additional contemporary music honors include being a semi-finalist in the Concert Artists Guild International Competition in 1998 and 2001 as a contemporary music specialist.


Holly’s complete biography and EPK here

Read more about the Preludes Project

Read about Holly’s next commissioning project: For Lisa







Upcoming Performances

2017-2018 Season

Spring and Summer 2018


Classical Cafe: Inspired by Poetry
The Music School of Delaware; Wilmington, DE
Saturday, February 17, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
Lecture-Recital
Performance of Joan Tower’s No Longer Very Clear
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Andrea Clearfield's Salon Concerts
Sunday, February 25th, 2018--Private Event
Solo Performance of works by Candey, Daukus, and Lanman

Music by Women Festival
Mississippi University for Women; Columbus, MS
March 1st-March 3rd, 2018.
Music by Chen, Pierson, Seeholzer, Daukus, and Tower
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Music by Women Festival
Mississippi University for Women; Columbus, MS
March 1st-March 3rd, 2018.
Music by C. Schumann and Boulanger
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Music Masters Concert Series
The Music School of Delaware; Wilmington, DE
Wednesday, March 14th, 2018; 7:00 p.m.
Performance with cellist Larry Stomberg
Performance of Shostakovich’s Sonata for Cello and Piano
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Lafayette College Faculty Recital
Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College; Easton, PA
Friday, March 23rd, 2018; 8:00 p.m.
Performance with saxophonist, Kirk O’Riordan
Performance of music by Albright, Creston, Desenclos, Hahn, and Maurice

Guest Artist Recital
Kendal at Longwood; Kennett Square, PA
Wednesday, March 28th, 2017; 7:15 p.m.
Solo Recital of music by Beethoven, Boulanger, Candey, Daukus, Lanman, Rachmaninoff and C. Schumann

Women Composers Festival of Hartford
Trinity College; Hartford, CT
Saturday, April 7th; 9:00 a.m.
Solo Recital of music by C. Schumann, Pierson, Chen, Boulanger, McQuade Dewhirst, Seeholzer, Daukus, and Tower
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Ward Virts Concert Series
College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick, MD
Sunday, April 8th; 3:00 p.m.
Solo Recital of music by Beethoven, Boulanger, Candey, Daukus, Lanman, O’Riordan, Rachmaninoff, C. Schumann, and Tower
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Jacobs Music Artist Recital Series
Steinway Hall, Jacobs Music, West Chester, PA
Sunday, April 22nd; 2:00 p.m.
Solo Recital of music by Beethoven, Boulanger, Candey, Daukus, Lanman, O’Riordan, Rachmaninoff, C. Schumann, and Tower

Community Music School 35th Anniversary Brunch
Lehigh Country Club; Allentown, PA
Sunday, April 29th, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Solo Performance of works by Candey, Daukus, Lanman, and O’Riordan

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See Repertoire for current and past recital programs.

Previous Seasons:

Community Concerts

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Live Audio

All recordings are live and unedited. Recordings of Preludes can be found on the Preludes Project page.


Frederic Chopin: Prelude Op. 28 no. 8 in F-sharp minor

Frederic Chopin: Barcarolle Op. 60
(Recorded Live, February 2012) [Complete]


Christopher Cresswell: Prelude no. 2


George Crumb: Makrokosmos I
(Live Performance, October 2013, Lafayette College, Easton, PA) [Excerpts]
      1. Primeval Sounds (Genesis I)--Cancer
      2. Proteus--Pisces
      3. Pastorale (from the Kingdom of Atlantis, ca. 10,000 B.C.)--Taurus
      4. Crucifixus [Symbol]--Capricorn
      9. The Abyss of Time--Virgo
      11. Dream Images (Love-Death Music)--Gemini


Michelle McQuade Dewhirst: Bloom
(Live Performance, November 2015, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Piano Per Diem)


Anthony Donofrio: Prelude IX


Aleks Sternfeld-Dunn: Kaddish
(Live Performance, September 2014, Wichita State University, 19th Annual Contemporary Music Festival Guest Artist Recital, Wichita, KS)


Nicolai Kapustin: Variations, Op. 41
(Recorded Live, Spring 2009) [Excerpt]


Ryan Keebaugh: “Thread” Prelude


Ed Martin: Shadow Dance


Kirk O'Riordan: Lacrimosa
(Live Performance, April 2013, Lafayette College

Kirk O'Riordan: Prelude I: Molto legato: Lightly, spirited

Kirk O'Riordan: Prelude X: Sparkling: Bright, with energy

Kirk O'Riordan: Prelude XII: Gently, fragile

Kirk O'Riordan: Prelude XVII: Hypnotic, distant

Kirk O'Riordan: Prelude XXII: With longing

Kirk O'Riordan: Prelude XXIII: Molto rubato: Fluid, expressive

Kirk O'Riordan: Prelude XXVI: Gently, with sadness


Kala Pierson: Spark

Kala Pierson: Flare

Kala Pierson: Ripple Circles
(Live Performance, February 2014, Kent State University, Kent, OH) [Complete]


Sergei Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableaux Op. 39 #9


Toru Takemitsu: Rain Tree Sketch II
(Live Performance, September 2014, Wichita State University, 19th Annual Contemporary Music Festival Guest Artist Recital, Wichita, KS)


Joan Tower: No Longer Very Clear
(Live Performance, September 2014, Wichita State University, 19th Annual Contemporary Music Festival Guest Artist Recital, Wichita, KS) [Excerpts]
      1. Holding a Daisy
      2. Or like a...an engine
      3. Vast Antique Cubes
      4. Throbbing Still

Recordings

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The Preludes Project
Ravello Records
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Strange Flowers
Ravello Records
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WASBE Conference
Kosei Records
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Music by Gor Hovhannisyan
Independent Release

More information on Holly’s Recordings.

Repertoire

Sample Recital Programs

Jan. 29, 2017 Community Music School
Benefit Concert
Program
Nov. 18 & 20, 2016 CD Release Concerts Program
Mar. 7, 2016 UNK New Music Series Program
Feb. 8 2015 Second Sunday Concert Series Program
Nov. 18, 2014 University at Albany
Preludes Concert
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Nov. 5, 2014 Western Carolina University Program img
Sept. 12, 2014 Wichita State University Program
May 1, 2014 Dana New Music Festival XXX Program
Mar. 27, 2014 University at Albany
Metropolitan Identities
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Oct. 9, 2013 Metropolitan Identities
Lafayette College
Program

Contact Holly

Holly would like to hear from you! Please contact her about booking inquires, teaching, or just to say hello.