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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.