Finding and Defining Your GOALS AND DREAMS

“WHEN YOU FIND WHAT YOU LOVE, YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.” Anyone ever heard this cliché phrase before and rolled your eyes?? Yeah. Me, too. But you know what? It’s actually a phrase I’ve decided I want to live by, and – from all I’ve seen in my life so far as an artist, business […]

HERS Program Notes

Carr-Petrova Duo HERS

This program celebrates the women who, despite facing discrimination on both personal and institutional levels, nevertheless forged their own artistic paths. From the medieval era to the present, these composers not only often strayed outside of the narrow bounds of society’s expectations, but also produced music that testifies to their creativity, experience, and brilliance. As […]

The story of HERS


With this album, we aim to highlight and celebrate the vision, strength, resilience, and vital contributions of the many women musicians who have come before us and who continue to lead our field forward today. Their lives and musical paths are all so different but each one inspires us to follow our dreams as 21st-century […]


I AM A LOSER. I was asked in a TV interview in Tokyo yesterday whether I had been to Japan before. I took a billi-second to think and then very carefully chose my words to still tell the truth and yet hide the fact that I HAD been in Japan before. I said, “With the […]

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 […]

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