Holly Mulcahy
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Member Since: August 9, 2002
Last Visit:December 20, 2021
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Holly Mulcahy

After hearing Scheherazade at an early age, Holly Mulcahy fell in love with the violin and knew it would be her future. Since then, she has won multiple tenured positions in symphonic orchestras from Richmond to Phoenix and has performed on a variety of domestic and international tours including the Washington National Opera Japan tour under the leadership of Placido Domingo and the 2012 Carnegie Hall appearance with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.

She currently serves as concertmaster of the Wichita Symphony and Chattanooga Symphony & Opera, as well as serving as Partner for Audience Engagement with Wichita Symphony. Holly began developing her leadership skills at the renowned Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University with former Baltimore Symphony concertmaster Herbert Greenberg. In recent seasons she has enjoyed serving as guest concertmaster for the Columbus Symphony, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and a one year appointment as interim concertmaster for Orchestra Iowa.

As an in-demand performer, Holly balances her concertmaster duties with solo appearances across the United States. A believer in showcasing living American composers' works, Holly regularly performs concertos by Philip Glass, Jim Stephenson, Jennifer Higdon, and now a brand new concerto written by Hollywood film composer, George S. Clinton, titled The Rose of Sonora.

She spends her summers at the celebrated Grand Teton Music Festival where in addition to performing in the violin section and assistant principal second, Holly volunteers as an active chamber musician.

When not performing, Holly is either hiking, cooking, or running her small non-profit which takes new music and composers into the prisons.

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