CSM Presents Pianist Holly Roadfeldt, March 1


The College of Southern Maryland will showcase pianist Holly Roadfeldt as part of the Ward Virts Concert Series beginning at 3 p.m., March 1. Roadfeldt’s performance is the fourth of six in the series, all of which are held at the Prince Frederick Campus, Building B Multipurpose Room, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick.

A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Roadfeldt made her orchestral debut with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra at the age of 13. She has been an active pianist and chamber musician ever since, performing standard and eclectic works in the United States, Europe and Asia.

As a chamber musician, Roadfeldt has performed with members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic, the Colorado Orchestra and the Utah Symphony as well as with concert artists Alexa Still, Bonita Boyd and Marcia Baldwin.

As a soloist, Roadfeldt has premiered over 75 solo and chamber works. She has presented solo recitals at Kent State University, Lafayette College, Westminster College, Youngstown State University and the University of Albany as well as participated in the World International Competition held in Santa Fe, New Mexico as one of 12 selected pianists. 

Roadfeldt is co-founder of the contemporary piano duo, duoARtia, which she formed with Jeri-Mae Astolfi in 2012. She has collaborated with the Marie Chouinard Dance Company from Montreal, giving a live performance of Chopin's 24 Preludes at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Roadfeldt teaches at Lafayette College, has a private studio in New York City and serves as a master piano faculty member with distinction at the Music School of Delaware. She has taught at her alma maters, the University of Colorado Boulder and Indiana University, as well as at the University of Delaware, Susquehanna University and Gettysburg College.

The Ward Virts Concert Series is presented by sponsors Dr. and Mrs. Henry Virts, Edward and Patricia Mehosky, The Southern Maryland Chain Chapter of The Links, Inc., Stovy and Anne Brown, Exelon Generation-Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant and the CSM Foundation.

Admission is free and seating is open but limited. For information, contact 443-550-6011, rfleming@csmd.edu or http://csmd.edu/Arts/WardVirts/index.html. The remaining schedule for the 2014-15 Ward Virts series is Jeremy Koch (saxophone) and Yu-Husuan Liao (piano), April 12; Blue Mountain Ensemble, May 3.

CSM Ward Virts Concert Series: Holly Roadfeldt, Piano. 3 p.m., March 1. College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Multipurpose Room, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Piano soloist Holly Roadfeldt made her orchestral debut with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra at the age of 13 and continues to be an active solo pianist and chamber musician performing standard and eclectic recital programs in the United States, Europe and Asia. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Limited seating. Free. rfleming@csmd.edu, 443-550-6011, http://csmd.edu/Arts/WardVirts/index.html.