Described by STRAD as “ravishing”, “enlightened” by BBC Magazine, “explosive” by the Virginia Gazette, and “irresistibly elegant” by Diario de Leon, violist Molly Carr and pianist Anna Petrova are rapidly compiling a remarkable list of accolades in recognition of their fiery musical expression, refined artistry, and relentless entrepreneurial dedication to social initiatives.
Comprised of three outstanding musicians – clarinetist Christine Carter, violist Zoë Martin-Doike, and pianist Anna Petrova – the critically acclaimed Iris Trio is known for its imaginative programming and powerhouse performances. Collectively the three musicians have performed around the world on many of the major concert stages from Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall to the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and Sydney Opera House.
The Trio’s debut album, “Homage and Inspiration,” was selected as a Top 10 release by CBC and and praised by Fanfare Magazine as “a five-star, real stand-out release.”
Teaching maintains an integral and cherished role in Petrova’s musical activities. She is currently the Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Louisville, where her students have been the recipients of national and international awards and been admitted to prestigious graduate programs nationwide. Petrova also enjoys offering regular masterclasses and workshops around the world at institutions from the Beijing Central and Tianjin Conservatories in Asia, to the Jerusalem Music Center and Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in the Middle East, Musical Arts Madrid and FORUM Festival in Spain, Meadowmount School of Music and Manhattan School of Music in the US, and Memorial University in Canada. Additionally, Petrova co-directs the Novel Voices Distance Learning branch of the musical nonprofit Project: Music Heals Us, bringing weekly virtual lessons, masterclasses, and workshops to underserved students in Kenya, El Salvador and the Middle East.
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