The musician was a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia for 50 years
Philadelphia cellist James Holesovsky has died at the age of 72 following a long illness. A member of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia for an astonishing 50 years, the American musician was also the ensemble’s orchestral manager for 30 years.
Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Holesovsky studied at the Curtis Institute with Orlando Cole, and joined the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia at the age 22, a year before his graduation.
He also played for Santa Fe Opera for 32 years, and performed with the Philly Pops and for Pennsylvania Ballet.
He was a long-term faculty member of the University of Delaware.