MusiciansMolly Collier-O'Boyle

Molly Collier-O’Boyle is a Melbourne-based musician currently completing her final year at the Australian National Academy of Music. She spends most of her time plucking, picking and sawing away on her viola in practice rooms, cursing all the while. When not screaming profanities at wooden boxes, she attempts to balance her life as an educator, curator and performer.

As well as being an avid chamber musician, Molly freelances with the Melbourne, Queensland and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, Camerata Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and Opera Australia Orchestra. In 2019, Molly was an Emerging Artist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and performed with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra Academy in Germany, and became a member of the recently formed Rathdowne Quartet.

Molly is currently undertaking a Master of Music (Research) through Griffith University, exploring curation through creative collaboration. Through this project she has so far premiered two new pieces written especially for her; Etching by Louis Stevens (AUS) and Unspoken by Timothy Peterson (US). At the start of 2020, she undertook a chilly four-week winter music residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity with duo partner Liam Wooding.

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Musician Beneficiary Support generously provided by ANAMsyndicate – Arnold and Mary Bram, Jerry Koliha & Marlene Krelle, Kerry Landman, Traudl Moon OAM, Richard O'Dwyer, the late Rob Piaggio, Igor & Jenny Zambelli

Photo by Pia Johnson

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