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Originally from a musical family in California, MOLLY KADARAUCH is one of Australia’s preeminent and versatile cellists and has concertized at leading venues all over the world as well as within Australia as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player. She is also a highly respected, experienced and sought after teacher, mentor and directer and enjoys working with all levels of students from (among others) the Melbourne Conservatorium, Queensland Conservatorium (Griffith university), Australian National Academy of Music and The Melbourne and Australian Youth Orchestras.
Since 2011 she has been a founding member of Sutherland Trio with Elizabeth Sellars (violin) and Caroline Almonte (piano) who have regularly appeared at the Melbourne Recital Centre and recorded for ABC Classic FM and 3MBS radio.
In 1996 she moved out to Australia after studying and free-lancing in Berlin to join the Australian Chamber Orchestra (director Richard Tognetti) as an associate principal cellist where she worked in close association with many outstanding national and international artists and enjoyed touring nationally and around the world. After 2003 she began an active free-lancing career which led to her appearing as guest principal with the Melbourne Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Tasmanian Symphony, Orchestra Victoria, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonia, and in 2019 with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra chamber players. Other appearances have included touring Australia in “Voyage to the Moon” (a Musica Viva/Victorian “pastiche” Opera production, 2016), touring India and Australia with the Australian World Orchestra (2018, 2019), and participating as a guest solo artist at the Melbourne International Cello Festival (2017).
Prior to moving to Australia in 1996 she received her Bachelors of Music from the New England Conservatory of Music (Boston) under Prof. Laurence Lesser (who was a student of the acclaimed cellist Gregor Piatigorsky), spent several years in Berlin as a Fulbright Scholar under the tuition of Wolfgang Boettcher (former principal of the Berlin Philharmonic) and enjoyed a busy and multi-faceted free-lance and chamber ensemble career in Europe.
She is grateful for the wonderful knowledge and inspiration she gained as a young student from her earliest teachers which include Irene Sharp (San Francisco), Joan Dickson (Purcell school of Music, London), her uncle, David Kadarauch (Principal cellist San Francisco Opera Orchestra), and to her parents, grandparents and brother (all keen amateur musicians) for helping to instill a life-long love of music.