July 9, 2013
We’re delighted to learn that French horn player Molly Norcross, who studied at NEC in 2011-12 (with Richard Sebring of the Boston Symphony Orchestra) before being whisked away by the San Antonio Symphony, has just won a horn position with the New York Philharmonic. She joined the San Antonio orchestra as Third/Associate Principal Horn in December 2012—at the same time as two other NEC students, oboist Jennifer Berg and flutist Martha Long. The three all played together in the Quintuplets wind ensemble as part of a class at the Conservatory.
Molly received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School before coming to NEC. She has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, New World Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, and Richmond Symphony. She was a Fellow at the Music Academy of the West in 2008 and 2011, and at the Tanglewood Music Center in 2010 and 2012. As a soloist, she has performed with the Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra, Juilliard Orchestra, and New Juilliard Ensemble. Norcross has given numerous solo recitals in New York City, Boston, and Taipei, often incorporating works for the lesser known Wagner tuba and natural horn.