Holly D. Katz
First Violin
Holly D. Katz joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra first violin section in September 1991. Previously she was associate concertmaster with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra. She also served as concertmaster for the Phoenix Symphony Pops Orchestra from 1983-91, the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra from 1980-83 and first violinist with the Santa Fe Opera Festival from 1986-91.

A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Holly holds a bachelor of music degree from Indiana University, where she studied under Josef Gingold.

As a soloist and competition winner, Holly has played with the Phoenix, Grand Rapids and Oak Ridge (TN) symphonies from 1981-91. She captured first prize in the 1978 Carl Frishoff Chamber Music Competition and the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition in 1976.

Holly and her husband Bernardo have four children - Deborah, David, Rafael and Ruben. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening and decorating. Holly also is on the faculty at Duquesne University and teaches privately.

Holly plays a Coppa violin which was made in Italy in 1690.