HOLLY MULCAHY has been named concertmaster of the Wichita Symphony in Kansas. In addition, Mulcahy has been appointed the orchestra’s partner for audience engagement. Both positions begin with the start of the symphony’s 2019-20 season in September. Mulcahy is currently concertmaster of the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, where she has been for the past six years. She has served as guest concertmaster for the Columbus Symphony (OH), Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and interim concertmaster for Orchestra Iowa. She has been a member of the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra since 2003. A champion of contemporary American composers, Mulcahy has been featured soloist in concertos by Jennifer Higdon, Jim Stephenson, and Philip Glass; film composer George S. Clinton is writing a concerto for her to premiere in April 2020. Mulcahy balances orchestral work with concerto appearances around the country. She founded Arts Capacity, a charitable organization that focuses on bringing live chamber music, art, artists, and composers to prisons. Mulcahy is the author of Neo Classical, a blog on the future of classical music.

Mulcahy succeeds Wichita’s previous concertmaster JOHN HARRISON, who stepped down after a twenty-year tenure to pursue endeavors that include his own technology company.

Posted April 12, 2019