Lila Holyoke

Lila Holyoke, cello (New York City, NY), is a student at the Juilliard school where she studies with Natasha Brofsky and Clara Kim and is a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship. She began studying cello at age five with Yari Bond at the Special Music School. Lila studied at Juilliard Pre-college for four years, graduating with distinction in performance. She has opened for pianists Jonathan Biss and Orli Shaham and played principal cello in a small ensemble led by Joshua Bell. She has won the ISO concerto competition and in 2016 she premiered August Read Thomas’ work “Rainbow Bridge to Paradise”. Lila has been featured in master classes with Orli Shaham, Danny Philipps, Gregory Beaver, Ani Kavafian, Astrid Schween, Mary Peckham, Steve Doane, Hannah Roberts, Clive Greensmith, Gil Kalish, Joel Krosnick, Fred Sherry, Rebecca Fischer and the Cavani Quartet. As a member of her trio, Trilogy, Lila was a semifinalist at the 2019 Fischoff Chamber competition. Trilogy has performed at Carnegie’s Weill Hall, the Rose Studio at Chamber Music Society, and the National Arts Club, and they received the NYYS Director’s Award for outstanding ensemble. In 2021, Lila’s quartet performed at a Gala honoring composer Jesse Montgomery. In 2022 she was principal cello of the Grammy winning New York Youth Symphony. Previous Young Artists Program participant (2022)