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

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Read about Holly’s next commissioning project: For Lisa

Upcoming Performances

2016-2017 Season

Spring and Summer 2017


Benefit Concert for The Community Music School of Lehigh Valley
Miller Symphony Hall, Rodale Community Room; Allentown, PA
Sunday, January 29, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
Solo Piano Recital
Music by Chopin, Mozart, O'Riordan, Rachmaninoff, C. Schumann and Tower


Music by Women Festival
Mississippi University for Women; Columbus, MS
Friday, March 3, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Lecture Recital, For Lisa: Finding Answers to Challenging Questions
Music by Michelle McQuade Dewhirst, Mara Gibson, and Kala Pierson


Music by Women Festival
Mississippi University for Women; Columbus, MS
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 12:00 p.m.
Solo Performance of Joan Tower's No Longer Very Clear


Guest Artist Recital
Kendal at Longwood; Kennett Square, PA
Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
Solo Recital of music by Chopin, Debussy, Mozart, O'Riordan, Satie, and C. Schumann


Young Alumni Concert: Shining Stars Return to the Music School Stage
The Music School of Delaware; Wilmington, DE
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Solo Performance of a world premiere by Charles Peck (Music School Alumnus)


Cincinnati Soundbox
The Listing Loon; Cincinnati, OH
Friday, April 21, 2017, 8:00 p.m.
Solo Recital of works by Anthony Lanman, Kirk O'Riordan, Charles Peck and Julia Seeholzer


Community Music School 35th Anniversary Brunch
Lehigh Country Club; Allentown, PA
Sunday, April 30, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Solo Performance of works by Chopin


Andrea Clearfield's Salon Concerts
30 Year Season; Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, April 30, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Solo Performance of works by Chopin and O'RIordan


Music Masters Concert Series
The Music School of Delaware; Wilmington, DE
Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Solo Performance of selected preludes by Chopin and O'Riordan


University of Missouri Kansas City Composition Workshop
White Recital Hall, UMKC; Kansas City, MO
Monday, June 19, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Solo Recital of works by Chen Yi, Gibson, Mobberley, O'Riordan, Tower and more!


Artist Residency
Avaloch Farm Music Institute, Boscawen, NH
July 17-July 28, 2017


Fall 2016


House Concert (Benefit for The Music School of Delaware)
Home of Bob Reed; Hockessin, DE
Saturday, September 24, 2016, 4:00 p.m.
Solo Piano Performance
Music by Chopin, Liszt, C. Schumann, and O’Riordan


Christ Church Arts Series
Christ Church UCC; 75 East Market Street, Bethlehem, PA
Sunday, September 25, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
Solo Piano Recital
Music by Chopin, Liszt, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, C. Schumann, Carey, McQuade Dewhirst, O’Riordan, and Russell
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Second Sunday Concert Series
The Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley
424 Center Street, Bethlehem, PA
Sunday, October 9, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
Chamber Recital with Inna Eyzerovich, violin
Sonatas by Beethoven, Franck, and Poulenc


CD Release Concert #1
Scholes Street Studio; 375 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY
Friday, November 18, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Preludes by Chopin and O’Riordan
World Premieres of preludes by Aleks Sternfeld-Dunn, Mara Gibson, and Steve Dankner
And More Preludes by Anthony Donofrio, Ryan Keebaugh, Kala Pierson, and Andrew Shapiro


CD Release Concert #2
Lafayette College; Easton, PA
Sunday, November 20, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
Preludes by Chopin and O’Riordan
Additional Preludes by Bach, Dankner, Gibson, Keebaugh, Pierson, Rachmaninoff, Shapiro, and Sternfeld-Dunn


CD Release Concert #3
Jacobs Music; 2800 Concord Pike, Chadds Ford, PA
Sunday, December 3, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
Preludes by Chopin and O’Riordan
Additional Preludes by Dankner, Gershwin, Pierson, Rachmaninoff, Shapiro, and Sternfeld-Dunn

Winter/Spring 2016


New Music Gathering
The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University; Baltimore, MD
Thursday, January 7, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Solo Piano Performance
Music by Kirk O’Riordan, Charlie Peck, Kala Pierson, and Alan Theisen
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Music Masters Concert Series
“Celebrating Women Composers”
The Music School of Delaware; Wilmington, DE
Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Solo Piano Performance of works by Pierson, C. Schumann, and Tower
More Information


Guest Artist Series
Manchester University; North Manchester, IN
Thursday, March 3rd, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Solo Piano Recital
Music by Beethoven, Chopin, O’Riordan, Rachmaninoff, C. Schumann, Tower and others


UNK New Music Series
University of Nebraska-Kearney; Kearney, NE
Monday, March 7, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Solo Piano Recital
Music by Donofrio, Keebaugh, McQuade Dewhirst, O’Riordan, Pierson, Theisen, Tower, and others


Guest Artist Series
Oklahoma State University; Stillwater, OK
March 22, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Solo Piano Recital
Music by Chopin, O’Riordan, Rachmaninoff, C. Schumann, Tower and others


Concerto Performance with the Lafayette Concert Band
Lafayette College; Easton, PA
May 7, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Performance of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with Kirk O’Riordan, conductor


UNK New Music Series
University of Nebraska-Kearney; Kearney, NE
Monday, March 7, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Solo Piano Recital
Music by Donofrio, Keebaugh, McQuade Dewhirst, O’Riordan, Pierson, Theisen, Tower, and others


Guest Artist Series
Oklahoma State University; Stillwater, OK
March 22, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Solo Piano Recital
Music by Chopin, O’Riordan, Rachmaninoff, C. Schumann, Tower and others


Concerto Performance with the Lafayette Concert Band
Lafayette College; Easton, PA
May 7, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Performance of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with Kirk O’Riordan, conductor


More Information

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.