Cellist Karen Ouzounian has performed as recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician throughout North America and Europe. She has toured the United States and Canada with Icelandic pianist Vikingur Olafsson, and appeared as a soloist with Sinfonia Toronto, the Canadian Sinfonietta and the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. An avid chamber musician, Ms. Ouzounian has performed with such ensembles as Trio Cavatina, the Tessera String Quartet, The Knights, the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO) and A Far Cry. She has collaborated with renowned artists including Kim Kashkashian, Gilbert Kalish, Roger Tapping, Charles Neidich, Vera Beths, and members of the Guarneri, Juilliard and St. Lawrence String Quartets. Festivals include Marlboro, Ravinia, the Open Chamber Music Seminar at Prussia Cove (UK), Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany), Caramoor, Canandaigua Lake Music Festival, Perlman Chamber Music Workshop, and Taos. An advocate of contemporary music, Ms. Ouzounian has collaborated with the Argento Chamber Ensemble, Continuum, and AXIOM. Born in Toronto in 1985, Ms. Ouzounian holds Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from The Juilliard School, where she was a student of Timothy Eddy.


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