Molly Quinn - soprano
Soprano Molly Quinn has garnered praise for her thought provokingand delightful interpretation of music from the medieval to the modern. Miss Quinn maintains anadventurous life as a performer, bringing her unique and sensitive approach to music making to audiencesaround the globe. She has collaborated with notable musicians and arts organizations around the globeincluding The Knights NYC, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Apollo’s Fire, The Folger Consort, The Bangon a Can All-Stars, TENET, Baldwin Wallace Bach Festival, Trinity Wall Street, Ascension Music,Clarion Music Society, Saint Thomas Fifth Avenue and Concert Royale, Pacific Baroque Orchestra,North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, Ensemble VII, The Helicon Society, Quicksilver Ensemble, SeraphicFire and Acronym. She has been featured in numerous large-scale projects by legendary presentersincluding The Lincoln Center
White Lights Festival, Moscow’s Gold Mask Festival, BAM Next WaveFestival, Bang on a Can marathon, San Francisco Early Music Series, and Carnegie Hall’s Venetian estival. She is a festival soloist at The Staunton Music Festival, and staff musician and featured soloist at The Carmel Bach Festival. She has performed as a soloist in such noted international venues as Shostakovich Hall in St Petersburg, Russia, Teatro National de Costa Rica, Vancouver’s Chan Centre for
the performing arts, and San Cristobal Cathedral in Havana, Cuba.
Miss Quinn received a master’s degree from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and was awarded the
prestigious Virginia Best Adam Fellowship in 2012. She is known nationally as a specialist in early 17th
century Italian and German repertoire as well as music of the High Baroque. She is also an avid
proponent of small ensemble vocal music, singing with America’s brightest and best ensembles and
currently serves as the Artist Board Representative for Seraphic Fire.
In addition to her thriving career as a performer, Miss Quinn is a professor of voice at Sarah Lawrence
College. She also serves as the voice teacher and coach to the Trinity Wall Street Choristers program,
which is New York’s fastest growing and most innovative training programs for young singers. An
advocate for Music Education and Social Justice, Miss Quinn was a co-creator of the Lower Ninth Ward
summer music camp. She shaped the curriculum and recruited skilled educators and performers to
participate in this charitable contribution to the revitalization of post-Katrina New Orleans. Miss Quinn
advised and facilitated the creation of “The Hour Children” children’s choir, which was instituted in New
York, NY and serves children of incarcerated mothers. This program began as a summer only offering
and now provides weekly choral opportunities. Miss Quinn has also served the incarcerated population of
New York City alongside her colleagues at Trinity Wall Street through leading workshops in lyricism,
melody and improvisation.