Molly Germer, violin
Molly Germer is a New York City based violinist versed in multiple styles of performance. She is a former member of the Erie Philharmonic, has recently performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony, Wordless Music Orchestra, Ensemble LPR, Contemporaneous, and Ensemble Signal, and can be heard on Signal’s recordings of music by David Felder and Tristan Perich. She continues to collaborate with numerous groups in New York City, performing at venues such as The Stone, Miller Theater, Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, The Kaplan Penthouse, and (le) poisson rouge. Recently abroad, she has premiered works at Muziekgebouw and TivoliVredenburg in Amsterdam and Utrecht. Molly has worked closely with and/or premiered works by composers such as David Lang, Jon Deak, Jerome Kitzke, Michael Gordon, Reiko Fueting, Julia Wolfe, Luca Francesconi, Steve Reich, and Helmut Lachenmann, among others.
Molly continues to perform in music festivals, such as the Lincoln Center Festival, Annapolis Chamber Music Festival, June in Buffalo, Lucerne Festival Academy, Bang on a Can at Mass MoCA, and Spoleto Festival USA. She is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music (BM) with additional studies at University of Rochester, and of the Contemporary Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music (MM) with additional studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.
While completing her degree program at the Eastman School of Music, she piloted a community arts initiative with theSound ExChange Project, bringing music into schools and public spaces throughout Rochester and Upstate New York. In 2014 she was awarded full scholarship to pursue studies in music cognition, education, and collaborative arts at the University of Rochester. Currently, Molly is a teaching artist at Youth Orchestra of St. Luke's, providing tuition free music lessons and ensemble experience to over 150 students in Manhattan public schools.