Masterworks 2: Happy Birthday, Beethoven!
Sunday, November 1, 2020
5:00 PM • Wilson Center
Molly Hines, violin
Celebrating 250 Years!
Coming up on the 250th birthday of the great master, we celebrate with his monumental Violin Concerto with up-and-coming violinist Molly Hines. In a Masterworks Series-first, the Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra will sit side-by-side with the WSO for a spectacular performance of Beethoven’s Egmont Overture.
Molly Hines maintains a dynamic performing and teaching career as a professional violinist. Molly has extensive experience in orchestral playing and has performed in several ensembles throughout North Carolina and Texas. Most recently, Molly accepted a contract section violin position in the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra (Irving, TX) and began performing with the ensemble in August of 2019. Molly has performed as a first and second violinist with the Abilene Philharmonic, Greensboro Symphony, Fayetteville Symphony, Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, North State Chamber Orchestra, Waco Symphony, and Temple (TX) Symphony. Molly attended the Round Top Festival Institute in the Summer of 2019 as an orchestral Young Artist. In addition to her orchestral experience, Molly is the recipient of the College of Music Award and Teaching Fellowship at UNT, the School of Music Dean’s Scholarship and full Graduate Assistantship at Baylor University, the Elizabeth Cowling Music Scholarship, the Thursday Morning Music Club Scholarship and was chosen as the winner of the Richard R. Deas Young Artists Concerto Competition. She performed as the second violinist in the Ursino String Quartet and won the chamber division of the Semper Pro Musica Competition at Baylor with the quartet. As a result, the quartet performed at Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall in May of 2017. Molly also received the Betti Foundation Fellowship Award through the Methow Valley Chamber Festival and performed as a member of the festival’s fellowship quartet in 2017. Molly is an active solo performer as well and enjoys collaborating with concert pianist Domonique Launey, her mother. Most recently, Molly and Domonique performed as guest artists at Beckwith Hall at UNCW in 2019. Previously, the duo played a concert in Lexington, Kentucky at Transylvania University in 2018. Molly and Domonique have performed at several venues in North Carolina including the Wilson Center as well as First Presbyterian Church (both in Wilmington) through its concert series, Music at First. Molly attended the Hot Springs Music Festival in 2012 and performed solo works at the Richard Luby Violin Symposium in the summers of 2011-2014 and 2016.
Molly is incredibly passionate about sharing music with others and loves teaching all types of violin students. Molly has taught students of all ages in Greensboro, NC, Wilmington, NC, Woodway, TX, Waco, TX, and Temple, TX. Currently, Molly teaches several students at Rojas School of Music in Grapevine, Texas. Molly is Suzuki certified in teaching Suzuki Pre-twinkles and Book 1 and loves applying the Suzuki method in her teaching. Molly is currently working on her DMA in Violin Performance at UNT and studies with Julia Bushkova. She received her Master of Music degree at Baylor University under Dr. Bruce Berg after completing her Bachelor of Music degree at UNC Greensboro under Dr. Fabián López. Growing up in Wilmington, Molly studied violin with Lorraine Westermark and Beverly Andrews who both encouraged and inspired her throughout her life and continue to do so today. She had the incredible opportunity of playing in both the Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Steven Errante during her time in Wilmington. She owes so much of her love of orchestral playing and repertoire to Dr. Errante and will be forever grateful for those orchestral experiences.