Applied Music Lessons Instructor
Campus Address: Rockwell Hall 203
Member of the Clara String Quartet.
Kate Holzemer, has been a violist in the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) since the fall of 2001. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kate began playing viola in the second grade as a student of the Suzuki method. In high school she was a student of Alice Preves of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Holzemer holds a bachelor of music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where she studied with Jeffrey Irvine and Lynne Ramsey. After graduating in 1997, Kate continued her studies with Stephen Wyrczynski in Philadelphia. As a student she was awarded a fellowship at the Tanglewood Music Center, and at the Taos School of Music in New Mexico.
While living in Philadelphia, Kate performed extensively as a member of the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia (now known as the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra), the Harrisburg Symphony, and the Haddonfield Symphony. Holzemer has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Sun Valley Symphony, and the New Jersey Opera. An avid chamber musician, Kate is a founding member of the Clara String Quartet along with Amelie Fradette, Amy Glidden, and Jacqueline Galluzzo, who are all members of the BPO. The “Claras” have performed extensively in venues across Western New York, including a performance of Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro with the Buffalo Philharmonic. Kate is also a member of the Buffalo Chamber Players which performs regularly at the Buffalo Seminary. In addition to performing, Kate is on the faculty of the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music in Keene, New Hampshire during the summertime, where she coaches chamber music to students of all ages from around the world.
Kate is an avid Buffalo Sabres fan and she writes a hockey blog called The Willful Caboose.