2017 Musicians & FellowsMolly Collier-O'Boyle

Molly Collier-O'Boyle is a bi-instrumentally confused musician originally hailing from sunny Queensland. Molly completed her Bachelor of Music in Advanced Performance in classical violin under the tutelage of Michele Walsh in 2015 at QCGU and in 2016 completed her Graduate Diploma in Music Performance at UQ with Adam Chalabi. This year she is looking forward to her Foundation Year studying viola at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) with Caroline Henbest.

Highlights for Molly include touring internationally with the Queensland Youth Symphony, participating in programs with the Australian Youth Orchestra on violin and viola, being an advanced performance participant at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, a young artist at the Canberra International Music Festival, curating Brisbane's successful arts event series Paint it Red and both winning/tying first places in the Jani Hanki and 4MBS chamber music prizes with the Aditaya String Quartet.

In the last year Molly has won the Minor Award in the Ena Williams Postgraduate Award, toured as concertmaster to China with the Australian International Opera Company, become a violin Emerging Artist with Camerata – Queensland's Chamber Orchestra and has become both a viola and violin casual with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Molly was recently the Principal Viola of the Porter Chamber Orchestra at National Music Camp and has become a recipient of an Ernest V. Llewellyn Memorial Fund through AYO. In 2017 she will be participating in the AYO’s seasons, chamber players program and the Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Fellowship programs. In her spare time, Molly enjoys socialising, composing and exploring the wonderful world of traditional folk music.

Image by Cameron Jamieson

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