Mollie Wrafter, who comes from near Tullamore, County Offaly, has just completed her studies at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) under the tutelage of Leland Chen. She graduated with a first class honours Batchelor of Music degree.
Prior to arriving at RNCM, Mollie studied with Oonagh Keogh and her mother Dr. Geraldine O’Grady. She has been a prize winner at Feis Ceoil, and has performed regularly with the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland.
Since beginning her studies at RNCM, Mollie has been awarded the Irish Heritage Bursary for Performance for 2019/2020 and has won the Norman George Violin Competition. She has participated in masterclasses with Ning Feng and Mauricio Fuks. Mollie performs regularly in venues throughout Ireland and the UK, including the Wigmore Hall and the National Concert Hall.
Living in Manchester, Mollie prioritises the connection with her Irish heritage. She collaborates with musicians from Wales, Scotland and England to perform native music with a contemporary twist. Mollie also curates chamber concerts which celebrate the music of female Irish composers.
Through the support of the Wolfston Foundation, Mollie plays a copy of the 'Lord Wilton' Guarneri del Gesù crafted for her by Glen Collins in 2018.