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Molly Sharp

Molly Sharp, Principal Violist of the Richmond Symphony, teaches viola at Virginia Commonwealth University and played in the Oberon String Quartet for 22 years. Molly is also the creator of, a business which provides resources for violists that elevate teaching, learning, and performing through the joy of collaboration.

A native of Fayetteville, AR, Molly received a Bachelor’s Degree from Vanderbilt University/Blair School of Music, studying with Kathryn Plummer.  She received her Master’s Degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Heidi Castleman and apprenticed with the Cavanni Quartet. 

Recent highlights include joining the faculty and coaching chamber music at the Gettysburg Chamber Music Workshop and presenting at the American and International Viola Society Festival on the topic of A Trauma-Informed Approach to Pedagogy and Performance Anxiety. Most recently Molly was the Artist in Residence for the American Viola Society in January and February of 2024.