Karen Oosterbaan

Karen Oosterbaan
Violin II
Karen Oosterbaan

Karen Oosterbaan enjoys an active career as a violinist and Alexander Technique teacher in the Boston area. As a professional violinist, she performs with the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music, Pro Arte Orchestra, Cantata Singers, Spectrum Singers, and National Lyric Opera. She has appeared as a concerto soloist with the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, and she continues to perform with a variety of chamber groups throughout New England. She performs with the Winchester Chamber Players every year. At New England Conservatory and Longy School of Music of Bard College, she teaches lessons and classes in the Alexander Technique. She has presented many workshops on integrating the Alexander Technique with performing at Boston Symphony Orchestra, “Inside the Music Series,” Guildhall School of Music, London, and Longy School of Music. During the summer, she is the Music Director of Point CounterPoint, a chamber music camp in Vermont, where she teaches and performs. In addition to her home studio, she teaches violin and chamber music at Winchester Community Music School. She completed her Master of Music degree in violin performance at the New England Conservatory with honors, her Graduate Diploma in Violin Performance at Longy School of Music at Bard College with distinction, and her Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude, from Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. Violin studies with James Buswell IV, Cornelia Heard, Paul Kantor, and Janet Packer. Chamber music studies with members of the Blair, Borromeo, Cleveland, and Lydian String Quartets.

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