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    Karlsrud, Karen

    Violinist who made her Carnegie debut at twelve years of age and attended Oberlin College and Oberlin Conservatory.  While at Oberlin, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and French, performed with the Oberlin Conservatory Orchestra, and served as concertmistress of the Chamber Orchestra.


    Other groups with whom she has worked include the American Symphony, the New York City Ballet, the New York Pops, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s.


    From 25th October 1995 through 27th July 1997, she was in the orchestra pit for a Broadway production of Victor/Victoria.  She did the same for The Producers, which enjoyed a mammoth run from 19th April 2001 through 22nd April 2007.


    In 2010, she performed similar duties at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.


    Recordings on which she appears include:  All My Life by Billy Joel; Duets II by Tony Bennett; Lioness:  Hidden Treasures by Amy Winehouse; Livin La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin; MDNA by Madonna; One Amazing Night by Burt Bacharach; Risque by Chic; Romancing the ‘60s by Frankie Valli; So Damn Happy by Aretha Franklin; Songs I Heard by Harry Connick, Jr.; The Spice of Life by Earl Klugh; and, Swing Time! by the Canadian Brass.


    She can also be heard on the soundtracks of The Alamo, Changing Lanes, Doubt, Powaqqatsi, Shaft, S.W.A.T., and True Grit.


    In the field of music education, she has served on the faculty of the Brearley School and the board of directors of Education Through Music.



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    6. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3155970/filmotype
    7. http://www.nonesuch.com/albums/true-grit-soundtrack
    8. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/karen-karlsrud-mn0000909196
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