Molly Sharp ◆

Principal Viola, The Mary Anne Rennolds Chair

Molly Sharp, principal violist of the Richmond Symphony, also teaches viola at Virginia Commonwealth University and is the violist of the Oberon String Quartet which is in residence at St. Catherine’s and St. Christopher’s School.

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 Cavani String Quartet. In addition to playing with the Richmond Symphony, Molly has also been a member of the Nashville Symphony and the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra. Molly has played chamber music with many different groups and festivals, including the Chamber Music Festival of Central Virginia, Richmond Chamber Players, and the Fulbright Summer Chamber Music Series (Fayetteville, AR). In addition to playing the viola, Molly plays fiddle and sings with the Trevillian Ramblers. Molly is also the creator and arranger of Viola Concerto Duets, a project that was launched in April of 2016. (