… just some of the orchestras who have booked Morgensterns clients during the past year.
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Karin Norlen (Viola) Profile

Orchestral bookings (since November 2012)

  • Orchestras: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Orchestras (Opera/Ballet): English National Opera Orchestra, Royal Opera House Orchestra.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Apollo Chamber Orchestra, Bath Philharmonia, Brandenburg Sinfonia, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Sessions: Cool Music Ltd, English Session Orchestra.

Karin's orchestral work also includes

London Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the CBSO Training Scheme (2004-2005), freelance work with Camerata Roman in Sweden (2000), Birmingham Conservatoire Orchestras (principal viola), RTE Concert Orchestra.

Karin's session work includes Abbey Road Studios (LPO/the Hobbit and classical) and Air Lyndhurst Studios (RPO).

Karin works regularly as a freelance player with orchestras in London and the rest of the UK including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and English National Opera. She has worked as guest principal violist with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (trial 2012), RTE Concert Orchestra and Brandenburg Sinfonia and as co-principal violist with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. Passionate about chamber music, she is Artistic Director of the prestigious concert series 'Chamber Music in Little Venice' which she co -founded in 2011.

Karin has been awarded scholarships from the Swedish Royal Academy of Music on three occasions. In October 2007, she was one of six musicians selected as a semi -finalist in the prestigious Swedish competition Ljunggrenska Tävlingen where her playing was broadcast on Swedish Radio P2. Recent chamber Music appearances include the North York Moors Festival and Aurora Chamber Music. As a teacher her work includes LPO Education and Rugby School (violin and viola teacher).

Karin studied the violin and viola at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, the Jerusalem Academy of Music and the Birmingham Conservatoire. As a violinist she played in master classes for violinists including Ivry Gitlis and Yfrah Neaman and performed in concerts in Israel, England, Wales, Sweden and the USA. Having switched from violin to viola in 2003, she went on to complete the Conservatoire's Advanced Postgraduate Diploma course in June 2006 as a student of Rivka Golani, where she performed the Bartok Viola Concerto with orchestra. She has continued her viola studies with lessons and master classes for teachers including Alexander Zemtsov, Paul Silverthorne, Garfield Jackson, Thomas Riebl and Lars-Anders Tomter.

Karin is also very interested in visual art. During her music studies in Jerusalem she studied art at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. She has exhibited her work in the UK and Sweden.

EDUCATION

Graduate studies

  • Birmingham Conservatoire (Pgdip (2003-2004); MMus (2004-2005); Advanced PGdip (2005 - 2006)
  • Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music (violin, 1999-2003)
  • The Royal Danish Academy of Music (violin, 1998-1999)

Schools attended

Swedish School of Kenya, Nairobi (1995-98).

Prizes and Awards

  • Herbert Lumby competition for viola players (1st prize)
  • Scholarship prize winner - the Swedish Royal Academy of Music, Stockholm, 2005 and 2007
  • Scholarships from the Birmingham Conservatoire Association
  • Recipient of the cultural scholarship from the city of Oskarshamn, Sweden

Teachers

Rivka Golani, Ora Shiran, Avy Abramovitch.

Masterclasses: Philip Dukes, Garfield Jackson, Yfrah Neaman, Ivry Gitlis, Alexander Zemtsov.

Karin joined Morgensterns in October 2007

Karin's web profile was last updated 12th Nov 2017

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Karin Norlen (Viola) Profile

Karin works regularly as a freelance player with orchestras in London and the rest of the UK including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and English National Opera. She has worked as guest principal violist with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (trial 2012), RTE Concert Orchestra and Brandenburg Sinfonia and as co-principal violist with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. Passionate about chamber music, she is Artistic Director of the prestigious concert series 'Chamber Music in Little Venice' which she co -founded in 2011.

Karin has been awarded scholarships from the Swedish Royal Academy of Music on three occasions. In October 2007, she was one of six musicians selected as a semi -finalist in the prestigious Swedish competition Ljunggrenska Tävlingen where her playing was broadcast on Swedish Radio P2. Recent chamber Music appearances include the North York Moors Festival and Aurora Chamber Music. As a teacher her work includes LPO Education and Rugby School (violin and viola teacher).

Karin studied the violin and viola at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, the Jerusalem Academy of Music and the Birmingham Conservatoire. As a violinist she played in master classes for violinists including Ivry Gitlis and Yfrah Neaman and performed in concerts in Israel, England, Wales, Sweden and the USA. Having switched from violin to viola in 2003, she went on to complete the Conservatoire's Advanced Postgraduate Diploma course in June 2006 as a student of Rivka Golani, where she performed the Bartok Viola Concerto with orchestra. She has continued her viola studies with lessons and master classes for teachers including Alexander Zemtsov, Paul Silverthorne, Garfield Jackson, Thomas Riebl and Lars-Anders Tomter.

Karin is also very interested in visual art. During her music studies in Jerusalem she studied art at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. She has exhibited her work in the UK and Sweden.

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Karin Norlen (Viola) Profile

Teaching experience

Peripatetic Violin and Viola teacher at: Rugby School, Warwickshire (2006-present), Chase Academy in Cannock, Staffordshire (2005-07), Stratford Music Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon (2004-05). Karin also took part in a violin teaching project for children in Arusha, Tanzania in September 2004.

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Karin's web links

www.cmlv.org.uk

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