Holland/Weissman Duo

A contemporary cello and percussion duo.

Holland Weissman Duo

performing contemporary music for cello and percussion

Premiers and performances of works by Cangelosi, Kolm, Didkovsky, Golijov and more.

About the Holland/Weissman Duo

The Holland/Weissman Duo was formed in 2012 to perform and commission works for contemporary cello and percussion duets. Members Liz Holland (Master of Music, University at Buffalo) and Katie Weissman (Bachelor of Music, Boston University) have brought their program from concert halls to coffee shops and frequently perform educational programs for school-aged children.

Currently, the duo is working on a program called "Women in Music" which promotes young female composers and performers.


Who are we

Learn more about us.
Liz Holland

Liz holds a Masters of Music Performance from the University at Buffalo. She has studied with Tom Kolor and Michael Burritt. Her interests in percussion are wide ranging, but she has a special interest in ethnic and contemporary percussion.

Katie Weissman

Katie holds a Bachelors in Music from Boston University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She has studied with Michael Reynolds, Amanda Truelove, Roman Mekinulov and Feng Hew. She also records regularly for many projects as a house cellist in the Buffalo area.


Want us to play your venue or school?

We are currently booking performances for our "Women in Music" program and are available for concert performances and educational programs.

Every something is an echo of nothing

- John Cage


Upcoming live concerts and clinics

January 21st, 2014 at Villa Maria College in Buffalo, NY

11:30am, free concert, part of the M&T Noontime Concert Series

February 12th, 2014 at St. Paul's Cathedral in Buffalo, NY

12pm, free concert

September 5th, 2014 at Pausa Art House in Buffalo, NY

8:00pm, $5, John Cage birthday concert, including the rarely performed 'Polyphonic Cello'

Previous performances

November 23, 2013 | Buffalo, NY @ Sportsmen's Tavern
Noveber 22, 2013 | London, ON Canada @ East Village Arts
November 6, 2013 | Buffalo, NY @ St. Paul's Cathedral
October 24, 2013 | Buffalo, NY @ Pausa Arthouse
March 21, 2013 | Williamsville South High School
March 8, 2013 | Buffalo, NY @ Pausa Arthouse
November 17, 2012 | Buffalo, NY @ University at Buffalo

What's happening

Latest news and goings on...

Women in Music Program

We are very excited to announce the premiers of our Women in Music program. In June 2013, we contacted five talented young female composers. Four of them wrote works specifically for us. We premiered these pieces on October 24th at Pausa Art House in Buffalo, NY.

The composers that have written for us in this program include Jennifer Bellor, Jenece Gerber, Haley Shaw and Darlene Chepil Reid. Additionally, we are performing a piece previously written by Tonia Ko. The pieces range anywhere from jazz inspired, to middle eastern, electronic minimalism and mathematically based contemporary composition.

Over the coming months, we will be touring these pieces around the country and performing an educational Women in Music program for school aged children. If you are interested in bringing this program to your venue or school, please get in touch.


Other Posts

Previous news and goings on
Buffalo Rising Interview
By: Liz On: 22nd October 2013

Read an interview/preview of our show on October 24th at Pausa Art House on Buffalo Rising, The Sounds of Buffalo.


Contact us

Get in touch with us.

Get in touch with us to book performances and educational programs.

Get in Touch

We are always interested in performance opportunities and commission opportunities from new composers. In addition, we have an educational program that we can present to school-aged kids. Please contact us for more information.

Buffalo, New York

Our studio and rehearsals take place in our hometown of Buffalo, NY. However, we perform anywhere in the world.

Email us at liz@lizholland.com