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 has appeared across the US., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Israel, and Southeast Asia. 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 (Würzburg, 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, and the American 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. 

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, Pinchas Zukerman, and Patinka Kopec. She is a member of the Solera Quartet, resident quartet at the University of Notre Dame, and a former member of the Serafin Quartet. Ms. Carr has recorded the Viola Sonata and Early Chamber Works of Jennifer Higdon on the NAXOS label with the Serafin Quartet; in 2017 she joins pianist Josu De Solaun in a NAXOS recording of Enescu's "Concertpiece for Viola and Piano," and the Op. 16 Piano Quartet. Ms. Carr is on the Viola Faculties of the Juilliard pre-college program and the Academia Ivan Galamian in Málaga, Spain. She is also the Executive and Artistic Director of Project: Music Heals Us, a classical chamber music series which presents interactive classical music performances in order to provide encouragement and healing, with a focus on elderly, disabled, rehabilitating, incarcerated, and homeless populations.