Molly Carr

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” (New York Times) and “ravishing” (STRAD) performances, she has been the recipient of numerous international prizes and awards from the Primrose International Viola Competition, Chamber Music America, ProMusicis Foundation, Davidson Institute, Virtu Foundation, MAW Alumni Enterprise Awards, ASTA, and ARTS among many others.

In October 2018, Ms. Carr was honored at the United Nations for her work with refugees around the globe through the Carr-Petrova Duo’s Novel Voices Refugee Aid Project; she 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 the violist of the award-winning Carr-Petrova Duo, as well as the Iris Trio, and is the former violist of the Solera Quartet – the first and only American chamber ensemble chosen for the ProMusicis International Award, and the recipient of Chamber Music America’s 2018 Guarneri Quartet Residency Award.

Ms. Carr serves on the Viola Faculties of the Bard College Conservatory of Music, the Juilliard School’s Pre-college Program, and Musical Arts Madrid in Spain. She is also the Founding Director for the award-winning non-profit Project: Music Heals Us, an organization which brings free chamber music performances and interactive programming to populations with limited access to the arts.


Molly Carr


Bard College Conservatory of Music and The Juilliard School