Alex Moll (1994-2013)
The EYO community comes together to mourn the recent passing of Alex Moll, whose love for music and passion for life inspired so many. A long time member of the Eastern Youth Orchestras, Alex was an outstanding cellist and a dedicated musician, who set high goals and distinguished himself both in the educational and musical realms. For over six years he fought against a difficult type of cancer, approaching life with a determination to succeed and to experience everything life could offer. Among his many accomplishments, Alex was the 2012 ESYO concerto winner, performing Faure’s Elegy with the orchestra. As a high-school junior he was selected as a member of the prestigious Youth Sinfonietta, a chamber orchestra under the direction of North Carolina Symphony conductor Grant Llewellyn. He played with the Grant Llewellyn Orchestra during his junior and senior year.
A kind, generous, and intellectual young man, Alex was admitted to the University of Pennsylvania, where he played in the University of Pennsylvania symphony Orchestra, and completed his freshman year in May of 2013. In addition to his full academic load, he worked as a volunteer cello teacher with underprivileged children in West Philadelphia.
To honor Alex’s courageous life, his love for music, and his dedication to this organization, the Moll family is establishing a memorial scholarship for the purpose of aiding young musicians to expand their musical talents and horizons. Those wishing to help in this endeavor may designate their contribution to EYO in memory of Alex.
Donate to Alex Moll Scholarship on our volunteer page.