YOLA at HOLA Music Instructor
American violinist Madalyn Parnas Möller is an active soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral artist, and music educator residing in Los Angeles. Enthusiastically endorsed by the New York Times, Ms. Parnas Möller has concertized worldwide, most recently appearing as guest soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and in performances of the Sibelius Violin Concerto. She completed her first Asian tour at the Shanghai and Macao International Music Festivals, presented the premiere of Sven-David Sandström’s violin concerto, Force and Beauty, and was named a delegate for the American Academy of Achievement International Summit. As both a soloist and a collaborator, she has simultaneously demonstrated a commitment to the legacy of chamber music while exercising her passion for contemporary music.
Her primary collaborations include projects alongside acclaimed artists, such as Peter Serkin, Jaime Laredo, Zuill Bailey, and her most long-standing partnership, Duo Parnas with her sister, cellist Cicely Parnas. Nominated for a Grammy Award in 2015, Duo Parnas has released three albums on the Sheffield Lab label, which feature both pre-existing works and commissions by award-winning composers of the 21st century. Her current solo recording project with Aqua, an Argentinian/Latin American label, will be distributed by Naxos in 2019.
Ms. Parnas Möller holds a Master of Music and Artist Diploma from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, a Master of Arts, with Distinction, from London’s Royal Academy of Music, and a Bachelor of Science from The College of Saint Rose -where she graduated summa cum laude. A 2012 Marshall Scholar, she was awarded the Josef Gingold Award and twice the Artistic Excellence Award at Indiana University. Her principal teachers include her grandfather, cellist Leslie Parnas, Mark Kaplan, György Pauk, Jaime Laredo, James Buswell, and Betty-Jean Hagen. Ms. Parnas Möller resides in Los Angeles and performs on a 1715 Alessandro Gagliano violin.