7.30 pm Wednesday 21 March February 2018
Town Hall, King’s Lynn
Molly Parsons-Gurr (cello) & Jennifer Carter (piano)
in a programme of music by Beethoven, Schubert and Strauss
Molly Parsons-Gurr began her cello studies in Kent with Anne Smith at the age of
thirteen, then completed her undergraduate course at Trinity Laban Conservatoire
of Music and Dance and at the Royal College of Music gaining a Master of Performance
degree. Molly has explored a huge amount of chamber repertoire whilst studying, in
many different ensembles but mostly within a string quartet. With this group she
performed all over England, took part in countless master classes with quartets such
as the Endellion and Chilingirian. She also took part in solo master classes.
Molly's first concerto performance was in Canterbury at the age of eighteen, performing
the Vivaldi Double Cello Concerto. Since then she has performed many diverse recitals,
including an event at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, taking part in the Women
of the World festival orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall and in China as part of
an orchestral tour, playing in many opera houses and concert venues there. During
her time at the Royal College of Music, Molly was the recipient of the Henry Wood
Award (2012 & 2013) and has been funded by a number of Trusts and private sponsors.
Molly works as a freelance cellist working as principal cellist with many freelance
orchestras around the country.
Jennifer Carter was born in Bristol in 1985. She studied first at Colston's Girls'
School, where she was awarded the Merchant Venturer's Vocational Scholarship. She
then won a full scholarship to the Junior Department of the Royal Welsh College of
Music, where Jennifer received the Elgar Recital Prize, concurrently receiving a
scholarship to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. At the age of 17,
Jennifer was asked to accompany Robin Bowman's classes at the Académie Internationale
d'Eté de Nice and was awarded a further postgraduate scholarship to specialise her
studies in accompaniment.
Jennifer has played in many masterclasses, has enjoyed playing in the Edinburgh Festival,
LSO St Luke's as part of the LSO Discovery series, the Colston Hall in Bristol, the
Barbican Centre as part of the Barbican Lates series, St James Piccadilly, St John's
Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Royal Albert Hall and Kings Place and
has also toured Norway and Germany with her piano trios. She has been awarded many
scholarships and prizes.