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Molly Gebrian has distinguished herself as an outstanding performer,
teacher, and scholar throughout the US and Europe. Her love of
contemporary music has led her to collaborate with many composers, often
in premieres of works written for her, and she has worked closely with
the Ensemble Intercontemporain and Pierre Boulez for performances at the
Lucerne Festival. She recently spent a year in Paris to undertake an
intensive study of contemporary music with the violist/composer Garth
Knox. In 2011, she designed a performance project entitled "Trios for
Two," which resulted in seven brand new works for viola and
piano/percussion (one player) with pianist/percussionist Danny Holt.
These were performed at a variety of venues in Houston, TX and Los
Angeles, CA.Molly has performed most of the viola's standard repertoire
in recital and as a soloist with orchestras. She has also performed
chamber music with current members of the Boston Symphony, Los Angeles
Philharmonic, and music professors from the Eastman School of Music, the
New England Conservatory, and Rice University. In addition to Garth
Knox, her principal teachers have been Peter Slowik, Carol Rodland, and
James Dunham.Molly completed her Doctor of Musical Arts in viola
performance from Rice University's Shepherd School of Music and also
holds a Masters of Music and Graduate Diploma in viola performance from
the New England Conservatory of Music, and Bachelors degrees from
Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music, in both viola performance and
neuroscience. One of her biggest passions is understanding how people
learn and experience music, which has led her to collaborate on
neuroscience research with leading scientists on music and the brain. In
recent years, she has published papers in Frontiers in Psychology, the
Journal of the American Viola Society, and has taught a self-designed
course at Rice University about music perception, cognition, and
understanding the differences between musicians' and non-musicians'
brains. At Rice, she was also the assistant director for the first
biennial conference on "Exploring the Mind through Music."As a Suzuki
certified teacher, Molly has taught violin and viola privately for over
15 years in the US, France, and Germany, and has also served as the
violin and viola teacher at the International School of Stuttgart in
Stuttgart, Germany, where she taught weekly lessons to over 50 students,
both in small groups and privately. In the fall of 2014, she joined the
faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire as Assistant
Professor of Viola and Music Theory.This event is free and open to the public.

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March 13, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center
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