Dual musings and more


As a team comprised of two curious, goofy, fun-loving women whose combined experiences span the worlds of performing, teaching, and non-profit/institutional founding and​ administration – we decided we wanted to give ourselves a little push to begin digging into the knowledge and experiences we have floating around in our collective brain, acquired through our years […]

Turning Outward

Carr-Petrova Duo / Chamber Music America

What chamber musicians learned from performing for Covid-19 patients and frontline workers. (article in Chamber Music America Magazine by Vivien Schweitzer)

My #PandemicPaganiniProject

Molly Carr

When the whole world went into lockdown last March 2020, my first response was to dive into binging all of the Ozark seasons and discovering the newest flavors of Trader Joe’s ice creams. But after a few weeks of this routine (and very much-needed r&r…), I started to itch for new projects and sat down […]

Followup Post: Dounis VIOLA Player’s Daily Dozen #howto video

Dounis VIOLA Player's Daily Dozen #howto video

As one of my quarantine projects, I decided to transcribe Dounis’ Daily Dozen warmup routine into alto clef, so that I could finally stop transposing the violin version down a fifth after ten years! When I released the transcription this February as a free pdf that any violist could download to enjoy themselves, I never […]

The Dounis VIOLA Players’ Daily Dozen

Molly Carr

Going on 10 years ago, I was introduced to the magic of Dounis by a violinist colleague and good friend (Yuval Herz). Yuval relayed to me that he had incorporated a routine called the “Dounis Daily Dozen” into his practicing pretty much every day for a year, and it had dramatically changed his feel and […]

Krav Maga, Red Wine, & More: The R&R Routines We Can’t Get Enough Of

Carr-Petrova Duo

We had a blast chatting with Hanna Marcus at the Classical Post, sharing everything from our morning routines to our performance day superstitions to our favorite workouts and meditation techniques. “We’re always dying to know what makes classical musicians tick—we have endless questions. Do they feel anxious on stage? Do they have day-of meditation to […]

Boutique Bourbon Distilleries, Jazz Clubs, and Heavenly Food: Why We Love Louisville

Anna Petrova, Molly Carr

Visiting a new city can be overwhelming – especially when that city is overflowing with exceptional options for food, drinks, entertainment, shopping, and places to explore. Luckily, Classical Post has started featuring a new type of artist interviews: Artist City Guides. Rather than rapidly googling the city you’re visiting the night before you get there […]

A Few Of Our Favorite Things

Molly Carr and Anna Petrova

We had a blast chatting with Hanna Marcus at the Classical Post, sharing about our dream vacations, favorite Louisville eateries, and much more! A Few Of Our Favorite Things: Carr-Petrova Duo Talk Dream Vacations, Louisville Eateries, and More “Your favorite classical musicians are like celebrities to you—you’re obsessed with their music, their talent, and of […]

Our #50Days4Refugees Journey

Our #50Days4Refugees Journey

From August 12th to October 1st, 2019, we launched #50Days4Refugees – a social media campaign which walked through our year of travels with the Novel Voices Refugee Aid Project from start to finish. During the campaign, we released a single story/image/clip a day in order to give our followers the chance to virtually travel with […]