About Scott Holshouser

Eric Halen

Scott Holshouser has been the orchestra keyboardist for the Houston Symphony since 1980, where he also serves as accompanist for the Houston Symphony Chorus. Scott has also served as a rehearsal pianist for the Houston Ballet and Houston Opera. Born in Lexington, Kentucky, he later started taking private lessons in Athens, Georgia. He then attended Florida State University. He has won, or been a top three prize winner in the Sorantin - San Angelo Competition, the national MTNA Competition, the GB Dealey Dallas Symphony Competition, and the Ima Hogg Houston Symphony Competition. He has performed as soloist with the symphonies of: Stavanger, Norway; San Angelo; Dallas; Atlanta; San Antonio; the Las Vegas Pops, and more than twenty times with the Houston Symphony. He also played four-hand piano pieces with former Houston Symphony music director Christoph Eschenbach. As a competition accompanist, Scott has been associated with more than 100 events, including: the Ima Hogg, Corpus Christi, Kingsville, Sorantin, Round Top, and Texas Young Artist competitions; in addition to University events in Houston. He is a regular artist every summer at the Grand Teton Music Festival (GTMF), where he performs chamber and orchestral music. Scott taught for several years on the piano faculty at the University of Houston. Currently, his private students have won the Houston Symphony High School Concerto Contest, the Lynn Harrell Competition in Dallas, and have been featured on the National PBS radio program "From the Top". Scott met his wife Eileen, who was a soprano with the Houston Symphony Chorus. His fourteen year old son Sean is a promising vocalist, who has made several solo appearances with the Houston Symphony and the Grand Teton Music Festival, and is a auditioned member of the Broadway Artist's Alliance