Karen Lindquist, harpist
KAREN LINDQUIST, harp has enjoyed a busy career as a chamber music player. She has appeared at the Marlboro Music Festival, with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The White Mountains Festival, Music from Angel Fire, at the Bravo! Colorado Festival in Vail and the Manchester Music Festival in Vermont.
She has toured the United States as a member of Speculum Musicae and the Aurora trio and performed frequently with the Theatre Chamber Players of the Kennedy Center. She was a featured performer with the members of the Chicago Symphony in Symphony Hall where she performed the world premiere of Michael Tenzer’s Sources of Current, a co-production with the Brooklyn Philharmonic.
Karen has also been heard as soloist with major orchestras across the United States and in Europe including the National Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Brooklyn Philharmonic and the Vienna Austria Symphony. She has served as a member of the jury for international harp competitions in Israel, Mexico City, Moscow and the United States. She is a member of the board of directors for the American Harp Society and also on the Executive Committee and is a member of the board of Young Concert Artists.
Currently, Karen is an active freelance musician in New York City, playing on Broadway, with the Metropolitan Opera and with various choral groups around town. She is member of Canta Libre, a quintet comprised of harp, flute and strings. Karen is busy teaching a full schedule of students as well.
Ms. Lindquist began her harp studies at the age of 10. She was a student of Suzanne Balderston and Eileen Malone and later graduated from the Juilliard School earning both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees under Marcel Grandjany. Miss Lindquist can be heard on Varese, Sarabande, Orion, Music Masters and Bridge records.