--Augusta Read Thomas
American pianist Holly Roadfeldt has established herself as one of contemporary music’s most prolific ambassadors, credited with over 150 world premieres by more than four dozen composers. Praised by Gramophone as a “vivid pianist” with “beautiful playing,” Holly has appeared on stages and venues across Canada, Europe, Asia, and over 30 U.S. states, known widely for lecture recitals that present old alongside the new. Her flagship artistic endeavor, “The Preludes Project”, saw Roadfeldt premiere 65 preludes by 16 composers in a tour across the United States—the venture would later lead to her debut album of the same name, produced by multi-GRAMMY® award winning producer Andreas Meyer on PARMA Recordings.
Chopin’s 24 Preludes, Op. 28; O’Riordan’s 26
Recorded by Andreas Meyer in 2015; Ravello, 2016
“utterly convincing [with]…every note of her Chopin sound[ing] fresh and alive and her varied touch perfectly match[ing] the mood of each piece—and all are conjured up with a breathtaking sense of elation.” (Raul da Gama, World Music Report)
“The American pianist is totally convincing, leav[ing] no cracks of doubt. The double album deserves…all our highest praise” [for Holly’s] “expression, agility and perfect articulation.” (Núria Serra, Sonograma Magazine)
“exquisite…demonstrating her excellent expressive abilities and technique.” (Cinemusical)
“the clarity of [her] playing on the faster and more complicated preludes is jaw-dropping” (Mainly Piano)
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Thank you to Andrew Ardizzoia, organizer of the Muhlenberg Contemporary Music Festival. I was beyond thrilled to finally perform on this wonderful festival that was originally scheduled for March 13th, 2020!
On February 25th, 2022, I performed works composed for me by David Rakowski, Stephanie Ann Boyd, James Mobberley, Rasa Daukus, Charles Peck, Kala Pierson, Kirk O’Riordan, Anthony J. Lanman, and Aleksander Sternfeld-Dunn. I also began the program with works by Tania León, Augusta Read Thomas, and Joan Tower.
I will be including recordings of these works in the upcoming weeks! You can hear some of these works now on my media page.
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I am thrilled to be part of another collaboration with dancers! I have been working with the
extraordinary choreographer, Heidi Cruz-Austin for the In Motion Performances given by the Muhlenberg Department of Theater and Dance. In her 12-minute work, I will be performing compositions by Chopin. There will be four performances (Thursday, Mar. 31, 8 pm; Friday, Apr. 1, 8 pm; Saturday, Apr. 2, 2 & 8 pm).
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On April 3rd, I will be participating in the 300th Anniversary Celebration of J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I. I am thrilled to be part of this community project where 23 keyboardists and one clarinet choir (!) will each be performing a prelude and fugue from Bach’s WTC I. There will be 2 performances (3 PM and 6 PM) held in the Central Moravian Church in Bethlehem. My students Manaka Gomi and Nam Vu will also be participating and we will all be presenting our Preludes and Fugues on the 6 PM concert.-----
On April 9th at 8 PM at the Williams Center of Lafayette College, I will be performing multiple compositions by the fabulous composer, Kirk O’Riordan including his new Sonata for Saxophone and Piano-----
On April 25th, I am delighted to give a solo recital as part of the Benny C. Morgan Concert Series at the College of Southern Maryland at the Leonardtown Campus. I will be performing concert études by Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Rakowski, and more.-----
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