Hollie Lifshey is second trumpet with the Atlanta Opera Orchestra and principal trumpet with the South Carolina Philharmonic and Macon Symphony. She was formerly principal trumpet of the Savannah Philharmonic and has also performed with the Atlanta Symphony, Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, Chattanooga Symphony and other orchestras in the Southeast.
Prior to starting her professional career in the United States, Ms. Lifshey spent two summers playing in Europe with the Opera Theater of Lucca Festival Orchestra in Lucca, Italy, and was a guest performer with the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, Portugal.
Ms. Lifshey has performed with notable artists such as Sarah McLachlan, Kristin Chenoweth and the Dallas Brass. Her primary teachers include Marie Speziale (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra), Larry Black (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra) and Brad Ulrich (Western Carolina University). She earned a Master of Music in trumpet performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Ms. Lifshey is a member of the American Federation of Musicians, International Trumpet Guild and International Women’s Brass Conference.