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Richard Von Holst

Richard Von Holst

Orchestra Member

Year Joined
Most memorable performance with the ESO

Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin

Favorite ESO soloist

Soprano Michelle Areyzaga, who sang selected Songs of the Auvergne by Canteloube in March 2008.

Why I like playing with the ESO

Larry Eckerling makes playing in this orchestra a wonderful experience and also the ESO is a great orchestra to play in!

Favorite composer or piece

Very difficult to determine – either J.S. Bach or Igor Stravinsky.

When I’m not playing with the ESO, I’m…

I manage the docket and records departments at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun, an intellectual property law firm in Chicago. My greatest pleasure in life is being the father of two wonderful children. I love the “great out-doors” and have enjoyed many great camping trips with my family.

Something most people don’t know about me

I have hiked down and up the Grand Canyon in a single day, with my daughter. Also, my great uncle was the composer Gustav Holst.

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