Violist Molly Carr enjoys a diverse musical career as recitalist, chamber musician, educator, and artistic director. Hailed as “one of the most interesting interpreters of the viola today” (Codalario Spain) and praised for her “intoxicating” (The New York Times) and “ravishing” (The Strad) performances, she has been the recipient of numerous international awards, including the Primrose International Viola Competition, Chamber Music America, ProMusicis Foundation, and the Davidson Institute. In 2018, she was honored at the United Nations for her work with refugees, named by the Sandi Klein Show as one of America’s leading “Creative Women,” and awarded the ProMusicis International Father Eugène Merlet Award for Community Service for her work in prisons as 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. Her performances have taken her across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia and been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal, as well as on PBS, CNN, NPR, and BBC World News. She is the violist of the Juilliard String Quartet and the Carr-Petrova Duo, and serves on the faculties of The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and Bard College Conservatory.
Ms. Carr is honored to be the recipient of an instrument loan from an anonymous donor through the Tarisio Trust, performing on the late Michael Tree’s viola, a Domenico Busan dated c. 1750.