Karina Schmitz :: viola/violin/viola d'amore (United States)

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Karina Schmitz :: viola/violin/viola d'amore (United States)

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About Karina

Affiliation:

Handel & Haydn Society - Principal Viola; Apollo's Fire - Principal Viola; Carmel Bach Festival - Associate Principal Viola

Location:

Roslindale, MA

Other Interests:

running, cycling, cooking

Website:

duocorbetta.com

 

Biography:

Karina Schmitz holds degrees from New England Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Her early music studies began at Oberlin Conservatory with Marilyn McDonald, Miho Hashizume and David Breitman. She continued her training in the Apollo’s Fire Apprentice Program in Cleveland while serving as concertmaster of the Case Western Reserve University Baroque Orchestra. Based in Boston, Karina is currently principal with the Handel and Haydn Society and Apollo’s Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, associate principal of the Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra, and founding member of the seventeenth-century string band, ACRONYM. She has previously performed with the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Boston Camerata, Blue Heron, Chatham Baroque, the Oregon Bach Festival, Les Delices, New York State Baroque, Spire Ensemble, Opera Lafayette, the American Opera Theater in Washington, D.C. Karina has recordings on the Chandos, Olde Focus, Mode, Eclectra, Koch, AVIE, Tzadik and Artemis/Vanguard labels.