Pianist Linda Holzer is a Chicago native and has performed in 30 states, as well as abroad in Europe, Australia, and Asia. In her twenties, prior to her appointment at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, she served as an artist-in-residence for four seasons, performing under the auspices of the North Carolina Visiting Artist Program, with artistic outreach to diverse audiences, from concert halls to community centers, school auditoriums, correctional facilities, and libraries.
Dr. Holzer, professor of music, joined the faculty at UA Little Rock in August of 1995, as the coordinator for classical piano studies. She was profiled on “The Piano Education Page” as an Artist/Educator in 1997. As a Doctor of Music in Piano Performance, Dr. Holzer’s credits include appearances at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, New York Public Radio Station WNYC-FM, Noon Time Concerts at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in San Francisco, and with several orchestras, under conductors such as Gerhardt Zimmermann, and Patricio Cobos.
She has a passion for connecting with listeners, and putting them at ease, whether the music is famous masterpieces, or unfamiliar gems. An advocate for contemporary music, she has premiered works by living composers including Gwyneth Walker, William Bolcom, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, John Steinmetz, and Ladislav Kubik. Works by pioneering African-American composers Florence Price and William Grant Still are also highlighted in her repertoire.
Her research interests include injury-preventive piano technique; piano music of the 20th and 21st Centuries, esp. American composers and women composers; career guidance for music majors; and concert performance technology.
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Dr. Linda Holzer in Slovenia at the Maribor Conservatory of Music and Ballet
Dr. Holzer gave a concert called “Masterpieces by American Women Composers,” which included music by Florence Price.
This was taken after the concert, when she invited the audience onstage to come see how she uses iPad performance technology.