Andrew Holm is from Omaha and began playing the cello at age nine. When he was growing up, he was a member of the Omaha Area Youth Orchestras and participated in numerous honor orchestras and music competitions. He received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Cello Performance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he was a student of Dr. Karen Becker. He also had occasional lessons with Gregory Beaver of the Chiara String Quartet, the artist-in-residence quartet at UNL. While at UNL, Andrew played in the UNL Symphony, Philharmonia, and numerous chamber groups. He also subbed for the Lincoln Symphony numerous times and played with the UNL Philharmonia at Carnegie Hall in January 2008.
Member of the Orchestra since
Most memorable experience with the Orchestra
Performing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Drake University and Drake Community Chorus choirs in the 2011-2012 season.
How I got started playing my instrument
I heard about the string program in fourth grade at school, and I chose the cello because I loved listening to Yo-Yo Ma.
J.S. Bach, Dvorak, Haydn, Copland and Beethoven
Favorite solo piece
Dvorak's Cello Concerto and J.S. Bach's Six Unaccompanied Cello Suites
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