Award-winning performing artists Molly Carr, viola, and Yannick Rafalimanana, piano – both alumni of The Perlman Music Program (New York) – return to Sarasota to perform In Concert and Around Town. Carr and Rafalimanana delighted audiences in February with their Classical WSMR radio interview, their lunchtime recital at the Herald-Tribune, and their education outreach performances in Sarasota and Manatee County schools.
Where to hear them:
Thurs, Oct 8th at 12:00pm – Celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Herald-Tribune with a lunchtime performance at the Herald-Tribune building (1741 Main St, Sarasota). This 30-40 minute outdoor event is FREE, but seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Thurs, Oct 8th at 2:30pm – Tune in to Classical WSMR 89.1 & 103.9 to hear a live performance and interview, or click the link to listen live online.
Fri, Oct 9th at 4:00pm – See Molly and Yannick on ABC 7’s Suncoast View, or click the link to livestream!
Sat, Oct 10th at 3:00pm, IN CONCERT – See Molly and Yannick in concert at the Sarasota Opera House for a performance entitled “Musical Stories,” featuring works by Schumann, Prokofiev, Schubert, Bartok and Brahms. Click below to purchase tickets.
Molly & Yannick perform at the Herald-Tribune, February 2015.
About the artists:
Molly Carr received both her Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the Julliard School and holds a Viola Faculty position in both the Juilliard precollege program in New York City, as well as the Galamian School in Malaga, Spain. Praised for her “ravishing sound” (the STRAD) and “passionate talent and beautiful poise… all in one package” (AVS), Carr was a top Prize Winner in the 2008 Primrose International Viola Competition. As winner of the 2010 Juilliard Viola Concerto Competition, Ms. Carr made her New York solo debut with the Juilliard Orchestra under Xian Zhang, performing the Bartok Viola Concerto in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. She has won several other major honors, including first prize in the National Solo Competition of the American String Teacher’s Association.
Born in Lille, France, Yannick Rafalimanana began his musical studies at the Conservatory of Lille and later graduated with first prizes in both Piano Performance, and Chamber Music and Collaborative Piano Performance, from the ‘Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris’. Rafalimanana received his Graduate Diploma from the New England Conservatory in Piano Performance and a Master of Music in Chamber Music under Vivian Weilerstein. Winning the first prize in the 2012 Tufts/New England Conservatory Soloist Competition, he made his US debut in Symphony Hall in Boston, playing Schumann Concerto with the Boston Pops Orchestra under the baton of Keith Lockhart. Rafalimanana has won numerous awards and prizes in several competitions, including the Borromeo Quartet Guest Artist Award, the Bruxelles J-Musiciens Competition, the Brest Piano Competition, and the International Ravel Academy’s Rotary-Lions Competition.