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Brooklyn-born composer Molly Frances Arnuk had her musical beginnings as a violist, playing in orchestras including New Jersey Youth Symphony and Mannes Prep Symphony Orchestra as well as having an active solo and chamber career. While at the Mannes School of Music Preparatory Division she began studying composition with Nicolas Scherzinger and connected with the subject. In 2019 she made the decision to prioritize composing and enrolled at Manhattan School of Music precollege under Dan Bar-Hava, as well as studying privately with Ionel Petroi. During this time, Molly made her international debut with Music and More Summerfest, premiering A Poem for Hope at the Museum of Herzegovina Trebinje, and had her first orchestral piece performed by KLK strings in Lviv, Ukraine in the finals of the Alfred Schnittke Intl. Composers Competition. 

In September of 2021, Molly moved to London to pursue her undergraduate degree in composition at the Royal College of Music with Professor Haris Kittos as a Big Give Scholar. Currently in her third year of study, Molly has enjoyed a number of opportunities including the choreography and performance of her piece, Unspinning, in The Wallace Collection by dancers with the English National Ballet School. She composed a new work, It is it is it, for the RCM’s Conducting Festival to celebrate the opening of new Performance Simulator, using its technology to change the acoustics of the room during the piece. Most recently, Molly was featured in the Contemporary Music Series at St. Mary Le Strand, a series of portrait concerts highlighting emerging composers. 

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