Brilliant...Sensitive...Explosive
— The Virginia Gazette
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BIOGRAPHY

Praised for her "ravishing sound" (the STRAD), "silken finesse with gritty vibrancy" (Gramophone), and "passionate talent with beautiful poise" (AVS), Violist MOLLY CARR enjoys a diverse musical career as recitalist, chamber musician, educator and artistic director. She has been the recipient of numerous national and international prizes and awards, including the Primrose International Viola Competition, Chamber Music America, ProMusicis Foundation, Davidson Institute, Virtu Foundation, MAW Alumni Enterprise Awards, ASTA, and ARTS among many others. Her performances have taken her across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia and been broadcast on CBS's Live from Lincoln Center and National Public Radio in the US, as well as on Bulgarian National Television and Radio, the National Radio of Israel, and Hungarian National Television. In October 2018, Molly was honored at the United Nations for her work with refugees around the globe through the Novel Voices Refugee Aid Project, and was also chosen as one of America's leading "Creative Women" - subsequently appearing on the Sandi Klein Show "Conversations With Creative Women." 

Ms. Carr is a member of the Solera Quartet, the recipient of Chamber Music America's 2018 Guarneri Quartet Residency Award, and the first and only American chamber ensemble chosen for the Pro Musicis International Award. Ms. Carr is also the violist of the award-winning Carr-Petrova Duo as well as the clarinet, viola and piano trio, the Iris Trio. She has appeared as both performer and guest faculty in festivals around the world, including the Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia Festival, Mozartfest, Huberman Course, Hyderabad SOTA Music Festival, Yellow Barn Music Festival, Music@Menlo, the International Musicians Seminar and Open Chamber Music at Prussia Cove, and the Perlman Music Program. Ms. Carr has collaborated with such renowned artists as Itzhak Perlman, Carter Brey, Peter Wiley, Ida Kavafian, Donald and Alisa Weilerstein, Pamela Frank, and the Miro, Orion and American Quartets, performing such premier venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Princeton’s McCarter Theatre, Chicago’s Symphony Center, and the Jerusalem Music Center. 

In Fall of 2018, the Solera Quartet, released its debut studio album entitled "Every Moment Present," working with Grammy-winning producer Jesse Lewis. The upcoming 2019-2020 season will see the release and launch of several more debut albums: the Carr-Petrova Duo’s debut album entitled "Novel Voices" on the NAXOS label, the Iris Trio’s debut album "Homage and Inspiration," and a multi-album recording project with Enescu Competition Grand Prize Winner, Josu de Solaun, recording the piano and string chamber music of George Enescu.  Ms. Carr also released the Viola Sonata and early chamber works of Jennifer Higdon on the NAXOS label in 2012. 

Ms. Carr is on the Viola Faculties of both the Juilliard School's Precollege Program and the Alberto Jonas International School of Music in Valencia, Spain, and is also the Founding Director for Project: Music Heals Us, a non-profit which brings free chamber music performances and interactive programming to marginalized populations with limited ability to access the Arts themselves. She holds a B.M. and M.M. from the Juilliard School, having studied with Heidi Castleman, Steven Tenenbom, Patinka Kopec, and Pinchas Zukerman. 

 
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