Molly Emerman


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Alaska born violinist Molly Emerman is the Assistant Concertmaster of the Austin Symphony. 

Molly leads a varied career as a performer and educator. She has performed as a chamber musician, soloist, and orchestral musician throughout the US, Europe, South America, and Asia, and is a winner of the Young Alaskan Artist Award. Orchestral highlights include performing with conductors Pierre Boulez, Fabio Luisi, and Krzysztof Urbański with orchestras such as the Malaysian Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Charleston Symphony, and the Delaware Symphony. Molly currently spends her summers with the Artosphere Festival Orchestra, and spent past summers at the Spoleto Festival, Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), Pacific Music Festival (Japan) and Beijing International Music Festival, among others. In Austin she also enjoys performing for commercial studio recordings for records, movies, and TV, and at festivals such as SXSW and ACL Live.  

Devoted to teaching and outreach, Molly previously worked as a Teaching Artist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, teaching and presenting concerts and workshops throughout the region. In Austin she regularly engages in outreach for the Austin Symphony and the Austin Chamber Music Center, and maintains a private violin studio. 

Molly holds performance degrees from Rice University, Northwestern University, and Interlochen Arts Academy. Her principal teachers were Kathleen Winkler, Almita and Roland Vamos, and Julia Bushkova.