Hollie Lifshey, has held the position of Second Trumpet with the Atlanta Opera Orchestra since 2011 and was previously principal trumpet with the Savannah Philharmonic, South Carolina Philharmonic, and Macon Symphony. She maintains an active broad spectrum performance career frequently performing with the Atlanta Symphony, Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, and Chattanooga Symphony in addition to giving solo and recital performances.
Lifshey's international reputation includes recitals and masterclasses at universities, conferences, and festivals throughout the US and Europe. She performed on the New Works Recital at the 2017 International Trumpet Guild Conference and recently premiered new works at the Trumpet Festival of the Southeast
and the Georgia Music Teachers Conference.
Additionally, she has performed with Sarah McLachlan, Kristin Chenoweth,
and Jennifer Holliday as well as with the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Portugal,
and the InterHarmony Music Festival in Acqui Terme, Italy.
A passionate advocate for cutting edge performance practice research, Hollie was invited to present on this topic at the 2017 International Women's Brass Conference. She enjoys giving masterclasses and clinics with a strong focus on
performance and visualization techniques.
Her primary teachers include Larry Black, Marie Speziale, Alan Siebert, and Brad Ulrich. She earned an MM in Trumpet Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Professional affiliations include the American Federation of Musicians, the International Trumpet Guild,
and the International Women’s Brass Conference.
Hollie is proud to be a Yamaha Performing Artist.
Guisseppe Tartini: Concerto in D
Eugene Bozza: Rustiques
I am proud to be a Yamaha Performing Artist! The brilliant team at Yamaha creates world class instruments based on feedback from trumpet artists performing with the premier orchestras, bands, studios, orchestra pits, and stages in the world.
Peter Pickett is a true craftsman and creates a wide variety of mouthpieces for a range of applications. His artistry as a brass player and engineer come together in a great product.
I play Pickett mouthpieces exclusively on all of my piston valve instruments.
Larry Black, retired trumpet from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, is not only a master teacher and performer, but also a true materials craftsman. I've been using his products since college and the quality is second to none. I regularly use his mouthpiece pouches and gig bags.
I use a Schagerl Vienna Horsdorf C trumpet when playing the music of Mozart, Brahms, Bruckner, and their contemporaries.
After receiving a strong recommendation from my applied professor, Washington Music Center has been my "go to" resource for my new instrument purchases since my graduate studies. The staff is knowledgable, efficient, and helpful.
My Breslmair rotary mouthpiece works seamlessly with my Schagerl rotary C trumpet.