Molly Goldman, viola
Molly Goldman is a senior at the Eastman School of Music pursuing a double degree in Applied Music and Music Education. She is currently a student of Professor Carol Rodland. As a Cleveland native, previous teachers include Jeffrey Irvine and Stephen Simms. Molly has attended summer festivals including Aspen Music Festival and School, Heifetz International Music Institute, Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Karen Tuttle Workshop, Bowdoin International Music Festival and Interlochen Arts Camp. This past summer she was awarded the Bucksbaum Fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival and School. Molly has performed in several solo and chamber master classes including classes for Kim Kashkashian, Karen Ritscher Jeremy Denk, the Chiara Quartet and the Ying Quartet. Molly has acted as principal viola of the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra and is currently an acting principal of the Eastman Philharmonia. As an avid new music performer, Molly is also is a member of Ossia New Music, Musica Nova and a founding member of the [Switch~] Ensemble. Molly is a former member of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra. Molly received first prize competing in the Northeast Ohio Chamber Music Invitational and was the winner of the Contemporary Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition and Eastman’s Viola Concerto Competition. In addition to maintaining a small private teaching studio, Molly is currently on faculty at the Eastman Community Music School in the Early Childhood Music Department. Molly is the recipient of Eastman’s Howard Hanson and Betty Kanable scholarships. As a career, Molly wants to make classical music exciting, engaging and accessible to all audiences.