Founder and Co-Director

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." She is a member of the Solera Quartet, violist of the Carr-Petrova Duo, and the Founding Director of Project: Music Heals Us. Molly serves on the viola faculties of the Juilliard School's Precollege Program in New York City and the Alberto Jonas International School of Music in Valencia, Spain. [See full bio under “2019-2020 Season Artists”]


Andrew Janss -


Hailed by the New York Times for his "muscularity and shimmering lyricism", "insightful musicianship", and "sumptuous elegance”, cellist Andrew Janss' performances have been enjoyed across five continents in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Sydney Opera House, and the Louvre. Mr. Janss has collaborated in concert with Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Lynn Harrell, Leon Fleisher, and Richard Goode, as well as chart-topping performers such as Lana Del Rey, Mary J. Blige, Florence + the Machine, Erykah Badu, and The Roots.Mr. Janss was previously the founding cellist of the Escher Quartet, with whom he was in residence at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as part of Chamber Music Society Two.He has served as Guest Principal Cellist of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and tours with the band Break of Reality, recently to Eastern and Central Asia, Haiti, and Brazil. [See full bio under "2019-2020 Season Artists"]