Originally from the dusty desert of Tucson, AZ, Beth Holub began playing viola at the age of nine after pestering her parents for music lessons for many years. She took up the violin while pursuing her BA in music at the University of Arizona when, inexplicably, there were too many violas. Beth also moonlights as an electric bass player, and plays viola and violin with bands and for studio recordings. She has performed in Wilco, Arcade Fire, and Roy Orbison cover bands, and hopes one day Arcade Fire will ask her to tour. Beth has performed with Cat Power and the Memphis Rhythm Band, recorded with Los Angeles/London record producer Ed Buller of the Psychedelic Furs, and records for established groups in Arizona, Massachusetts and New York at studios such as WaveLab, Waterworks, Q-Division, and Avatar. As a member of the band Eksi Ekso, she played official shows at SXSW in Austin, TX in 2009 and 2011.
Since moving to the East Coast for the weather, she has performed regularly with the Bangor Symphony (ME), Guerilla Opera (MA), Juventas New Music Ensemble (MA), Boston Opera Collaborative (MA), MetroWest Opera (MA), the String Orchestra of Brooklyn (NY), Greenwich Village Orchestra (NY), the Contemporary Music Ensemble at CUNY, Garden State Philharmonic (NJ), The Chelsea Symphony (NY), as well as other various orchestras, opera companies, and chamber music. Her festival credits include Brevard Music Center (NC), Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Ameropa Chamber Music festival in Prague, Czech Republic, and the Pierre Monteux School (ME). Her primary teachers include Hong-Mei Xiao and Paula Majerfeld.
Elizabeth is also currently a partner at Black Tea Music, a management agency representing classical composers, an adjunct professor at New Jersey City University teaching music business, and I give lectures and seminars on the business of music. She was honored in 2015 by Direct Marketing News as a 40 under 40 professional to watch. You can also find a New York Times video of her talking about an 8-foot tall giant tuba on YouTube.