Holly Quist is from Big Rapids, Michigan. In 2013, she won second place in the Grand Rapids Bach Festival Collegiate Youth Keyboard Competition and was a finalist in the Western Michigan
University Concerto Competition. In 2015, she was recognized as runner up in the Missouri Music Teachers Association (MMTA) Graduate Honors Competition held in Cape Girardeau Missouri. Holly studied piano and chamber music at the Bay View Summer Music Festival and the Interharmony International Music Festival in Arcidosso, Italy. At Western Michigan University, Holly studied under Lori Sims, where she received her Bachelor of Music degree in keyboard performance. She has also studied with Yu-Lien The, Edisher Savitski, and Inesa Sinkevych. She currently studies under Dr. Peter Miyamoto at the University of Missouri, where she is pursuing a Master of Music degree in piano performance and holds a graduate assistantship.