Karen Baskin

Karen Baskin


Joined the OSM in: 1989

Previous positions: Assistant Principal Cello, Springfield Symphony Orchestra (Massachusetts)  (1977-80), Auckland Symphonia, New-Zealand (1975-77), Detroit Symphony (1974-75)

Academic institutions attended: Bachelor of Music, Indiana University, (1969-73) with Fritz Magg and Janos Starker, Aspen Festival and privates studies with Lynn Harrell (1973)

Prizes and scholarships: Performer’s Certificate, Indiana University (1973)

Favourite composers: Mozart and Ravel

Favourite works: Gluck’s Dance of the Blessed Spirits, Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro and late piano concertos, Bach’s Suite No.6 for cello

Interests: Writing