Molly Germer, violin
A self-declared specialist at an early age in chamber music and collaborative performance, violinist Molly Germer now combines an enthusiastic advocacy of contemporary music-making with community arts and studio teaching. While completing her degree program at the Eastman School of Music, she piloted a community arts initiative with the Sound ExChange Project, bringing music into schools and public spaces throughout Rochester and Upstate New York. In 2014 She was awarded a scholarship to pursue studies in music cognition, movement, and collaborative arts at the University of Rochester while serving as a member of the Erie Philharmonic. Relocated to New York, she has recently begun graduate studies in contemporary performance at the Manhattan School of Music, while continuing as a substitute for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. She has performed with 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 and participates in music festivals here and abroad, most recently the Lucerne Festival Academy and Spoleto Festival USA. She is a New World Symphony finalist, has been featured on public television and radio in Rochester, and has taken part in performances broadcast live on SRF/RTS (Swiss Radio and Television).