Violist MOLLY CARR enjoys a diverse musical career as recitalist, chamber musician, educator and artistic director. She was a top prize winner in the Primrose International Viola Competition, made her New York solo debut at Lincoln Center with the Juilliard Orchestra, and has performed in festivals across North America and Western Europe, and in Asia. Ms. Carr is a member of the Solera Quartet, Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Notre Dame, and is the founding director of Project: Music Heals Us, a non-profit which brings free interactive chamber music concerts into hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, homeless shelters, and prisons. Molly earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School and currently serves on the viola faculty of the Juilliard PreCollege Program and the Alberto Jonas International School of Music in Valencia, Spain.
carr-petrova duo on tour
solera Quartet @ the chamber music society of lincoln Center
January 31st @ 6pm in the Rose Studio; the Solera Quartet joins CMS Resident Lecturer Bruce Adolphe for an exploration of Beethoven's "Razumovsky" String Quartet, Op. 59, No. 3.
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solera quartet @ danbury prison
The Solera Quartet will complete its first week-long "Musical Immersion Residency" in Danbury Federal Correctional Institution in January 2018. In collaboration with Teaching Artist Daniel Levy, the quartet led residency participants through a week of intensive delving into Beethoven's Op. 95 String Quartet, offering composition and improvisation workshops, lecture/demonstrations, & interactive performances. The participants will be encouraged to compose original musical works in response to Beethoven's Op. 95 String Quartet. The Solera Quartet and Daniel Levy will finish out the residency by returning to Danbury FCI for a final day of celebration and music-making on March 6th, 2018.
FOLLOW THEIR JOURNEY AS THEY BLOG ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES:
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM HYDERABAD, INDIA!
December 27th - January 5th SOTA RESONANCE MUSIC FESTIVAL
From the Deccan Chronicle:
project: music heals us
PMHU presents interactive classical music performances to diverse audiences by artists of the highest caliber in order to provide encouragement, education, and healing, with a focus on elderly, disabled, rehabilitating, incarcerated, and homeless populations.
The New York City-based Solera Quartet is the Quartet in Residence for both the University of Notre Dame and Project: Music Heals Us. Read more about their Prison Residency Program under Project: Music Heals Us.
Violist Molly Carr and pianist Anna Petrova's performances have been described as "Brilliant, elegant, and explosive..." Learn more about how they are using music for social change.
Novel Voices is a project which hopes through art to help raise awareness about the lives and struggles of refugees across the globe, while also educating its participants and audiences on what can be done to help and how the layman can get involved.