Canadian clarinetist, Christine Carter, has appeared at venues across the globe, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. Recent highlights include chamber music performances at the Mozarthaus in Vienna, Palffy Palace in Prague, and Robert-Schumann-Haus in Zwickau Germany. She has completed artist residencies at the Mozartfest Würzburg (Germany), Málaga Clásica International Chamber Music Festival (Spain), Shenzhen International Woodwind Festival (China), and six seasons with the Dark by Five inter-arts ensemble at Gros Morne Summer Music in Newfoundland. In addition to her work with the Iris Trio and Dark by Five, Christine frequently collaborates with Duo Concertante, with whom she released her most recent CD, “Invitation: Trios for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano,” on Marquis Classics. Carter has also performed extensively as an orchestral musician, including engagements with the New World Symphony (Miami), Montréal Symphony Orchestra, and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra (New York), as well as under the batons of some of the world’s finest conductors, such as Lorin Maazel, Michael Tilson Thomas, Kent Nagano, and Fabio Luisi. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from Manhattan School of Music and is Assistant Professor of Music at Memorial University in St. John's. Carter is a Buffet Crampon Artist.
Praised for her "ravishing sound" (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 awards, including the Primrose International Viola Competition, Chamber Music America, Pro Musicis Foundation, and Davidson Institute 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 Good Morning America. In 2018, Carr was honored at the United Nations for her work with refugees around the globe through her Novel Voices Project, and was subsequently chosen as one of America's leading "Creative Women,” appearing on the Sandi Klein Show "Conversations With Creative Women." She is violist of the Carr-Petrova Duo and Founding Director of the award-winning organization, Project: Music Heals Us, a non-profit which brings free chamber music performances and interactive programming to marginalized populations with limited ability to access the Arts themselves. Carr serves on the viola faculties of the Juilliard School in New York City and the Alberto Jonás International School of Music in Valencia, Spain.
Bulgarian pianist, Anna Petrova, praised for her “artistic, clear and enlightened” performances (BBC Magazine), performs extensively as a soloist and chamber musician and is Assistant Professor of Piano at University of Louisville, Kentucky. She is a top prize winner of numerous international competitions, including the First Prize winner of the Jose Roca International Competition, Spain and a semi-finalist of the Queen Elizabeth Piano Competition. Recent highlights include her New York debut with conductor Philippe Entremont, a recording of Stravinsky’s Les Noces with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and conductor JoAnn Falletta (NAXOS, 2016), and solo and chamber music residencies in festivals across North America, Europe and China. Currently, she is working on a two-CD set of the complete piano sonatas of Russian composer, pianist and pedagogue, Samuil Feinberg for NAXOS. Petrova holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Manhattan School of Music and is the Artistic Director of Aberto Jonás International School of Music in Valencia, Spain.