Molly Carr, viola

Violist Molly Carr, praised for her “ravishing sound” (STRAD) and her “passionate talent and beautiful poise… all in one package” (AVS), was a top Prize Winner in the 2008 Primrose International Viola Competition. As winner of the 2010 Juilliard Viola Concerto Competition, Ms. Carr made her New York Concerto debut with the Juilliard Orchestra under Xian Zhang in Alice Tully Hall. She is the recipient of top prizes and major scholarships from the Davidson Institute, the Virtu Foundation, ASTA, NFAA-ARTS and The Juilliard and Manhattan Schools of Music.

An avid soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician, Ms. Carr has appeared across the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Israel and Asia. Her 2014-15 concert season includes solo and chamber performances in Brussels, Malaga and Jaen, as well as New York, Sarasota and Washington, D.C. She is currently an artist of the Marlboro Music Festival and has performed at Ravinia’s Steans Institute, Music@Menlo, the International Musicians Seminar and Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove (Cornwall, UK), Bari International Music Festival (Italy), Mozartfest (Wurzburg, Germany), Nevada Chamber Music Festival, Music from Angel Fire, Yellow Barn Music Festival, YAP Ottowa, and the Perlman Music Program. She has collaborated with Itzhak Perlman, Carter Brey, Peter Wiley, Ida Kavafian, Pamela Frank, Donald and Alisa Weilerstein, the Orion Quartet, the American Quartet, and the Attacca Quartet, performing at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Chicago’s Symphony Center, Princeton’s McCarter Theatre, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Jerusalem Music Center in Israel. She is a former member of the Serafin Quartet, whose 2013 NAXOS recording of Jennifer Hidgon’s Early Chamber Works featured Ms. Carr’s performance of the Viola Sonata.  She performs regularly with the New York-based Omega, Solisti and Salome Chamber Ensembles, and has toured Korea with the Sejong Soloists.

A native of Reno, Nevada, Ms. Carr holds a B.M. and M.M. from the Juilliard School, having studied with Heidi Castleman, Steven Tenenbom, and Pinchas Zukerman. She is on the Viola Faculties of the Juilliard precollege program and the Academia Internacional de Música IVAN GALAMIAN in Málaga, Spain.  Ms. Carr is the founding and artistic director of Project: Music Heals Us, a new series of chamber music and outreach concerts on the Connecticut Shoreline.  Get to know Molly at www.molly-carr.com and read more about Project Music Heals Us at www.projectmusichealsus.com.