Mollie Ducoste began taking violin lessons at three years old in group Suzuki classes. She studied classically until she started college at Hampton University, at which point she began pursuing jazz violin.
She has spent the past few summers playing in New Orleans with many well-respected jazz artists, including Ellis Marsalis, Wendell Brunious, Carl LeBlanc, Charmaine Neville, and Tonya Boyd-Cannon.
A North Carolina native, Mollie recently relocated to Philadelphia to pursue a doctoral degree in criminal justice at Temple University. She hopes to one day become a criminal justice professor and influence criminal justice policy through empirical research - all while, of course, performing and playing her violin. Some of her greatest musical influences are Regina Carter, Stephane Grappelli, Stevie Wonder, and George Benson.