Derek Holden (b. 1990) is a Brooklyn, New York based composer. An enthusiastic collaborator, Holden has worked with or is currently working with numerous groups and performers, including the Bowling Green State University Contemporary Ensemble, Garth Knox, Stranded Silver, Sylvia Hinz, Demondrae Thurman, John Shanks, Matthew Kundler, Cynthia Simpson, Dr. Paul Bowman, Aaron Levy, Karl Larson, Daniel Pesca, Corey Sherman, The University of Alabama Trombone Choir, Eric D’Alessandro, Michael Abrams, and several others. In 2015, Holden was Composer-in-Residence with the University of Alabama Contemporary Ensemble.
LISTEN: The Axe Has Flowered for solo viola