Concerts and Art Exhibits atLas Placitas Presbyterian ChurchHighway 165, Placitas NMDirections2 pm - Visual Artists Reception3 pm - ConcertPlease check individual concert details as dates and times may be subject to change
December 18, 2022
Megan and James Holland and FriendsSponsored by - Lileth Ren, Anonymous
The Hollands, James on cello, and Megan on violin; friends Tsu Feng Liu, piano, and Kim Fredenburgh, viola, will play piano quartets. When available, there is a link below to program and notes.
Cellist James Holland began his cello studies at the age of nine in his hometown of Pensacola, Florida. He earned a bachelor of music degree in cello performance from the University of Alabama and a master of music degree from the Eastman School of Music. Upon completion of his master's degree, Holland became a member of the Miami-based New World Symphony, where for two years he performed, toured, and recorded under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas. In 1996, he successfully audi-tioned to become principal cellist for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and cellist for the Charleston Symphony String Quartet. For many years he has been an active and enthusiastic cello teacher and chamber music coach. Originally from Albuquerque, Megan Holland has performed throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, Germany, and the Netherlands. Reviewers have characterized her perfor-mances as "poised" and "powerful". She has previously held principal positions in the Charleston Symphony, Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra, and Opera South-west. She performs regularly with Chatter and Albuquerque Chamber Soloists. Holland is currently the Principal Second Violin of Santa Fe Pro Musica. She has also been a recurring guest lecturer for the University of New Mexico Pedagogy Depart-ment, specializing in the Mozart Violin Concerti and how to teach them.
Violist Kimberly Fredenburgh, originally from New York, is a professor of viola and cham-ber music and serves as head of the string area at the University of New Mexico. Fredenburgh has been featured as a soloist and chamber musician across the United States, including Puerto Rico, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Italy, and Monaco. Fredenburgh is principal violist of the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and Santa Fe Pro Musica, while serving as associate principal violist of the New Mexico Philharmonic. Fredenburgh has performed many seasons with the Santa Fe Cham-ber Music Festival, the Santa Fe Opera, and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale; she is also a regular performer with Chatter. Fredenburgh served on the faculty at Arizona State University while also performing as associate principal of the Phoenix Symphony and was a principal violist in the New World Symphony in Miami under Michael Tilson Thomas. She has delivered pedagogical papers and performed at several national string conferences and international competitions. Her interest in contemporary music has resulted in the creation of many new works for the viola. Recent performances include European premieres of chamber works by University of New Mexico composers.
A native of Taiwan, pianist Tzu-Feng Liu performs extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia as a soloist, chamber musician, and collaborative artist. Liu made her first orchestral debut at age 12 and her awards include The World Interna-tional Piano Competition; Seattle International Piano Festival and Competition; the Seventh Washington International Piano Artists Competition; and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s 21st Century Piano Commission, and Concerto Compe-tition. Liu has performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.Liu’s enthusiasm for contemporary music has led her to premiere compositions at many new music festivals, including the Electronic Music Midwest Festival, CHASM Festival, the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States, the John Donald Robb Composer’s Symposium, and Santa Fe International Festival of Electroacoustic Music. Liu received a. doctor of musical arts degree in piano performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Liu currently resides and maintains a pri-vate studio in Albuquerque.