Holden Delvalle Bitner (he/him) grew up in Nashville, Tennessee where as a young person he played cello and bass in all sorts of groups – from rock and funk bands to jazz big bands and combos. Holden fell in love with classical music in his early 20’s, and has been pursuing it passionately ever since. He earned a M.M. in cello performance in 2019 from FSU where he studied with Greg Sauer. He also holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, where he double majored in International Studies and Spanish. Holden has been with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra since 2018. He is also the assistant principal cellist of the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and has played with the Richmond Symphony, the Ocala Symphony, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, Northwest Florida Ballet, Sewanee Summer Festival Symphony, and many other orchestras and ensembles. Holden loves performing orchestral repertoire, chamber music and pretty much anything else you can think of – some of his favorite memories with the TSO are the young people’s concerts. These days, when he is not playing music, you can usually find him outside in his garden, or on the saddle of a bicycle.