Karen Clarke, violin
Karen Clarke joined the violin faculty at Blair School of Music in the fall of 2007 after retiring from Florida State University, where she is a Professor Emerita.
In addition to teaching violin, Clarke has developed a program in period instrument study for string players at Blair. She is active as a recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral player and period instrument violinist, and has appeared as soloist with such ensembles as the Buffalo Philharmonic, North Carolina Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Santa Fe Pro Musica and Atlanta Baroque Orchestra.
A former member of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Clarke has served as concertmaster of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and the Tallahassee Symphony, and is currently concertmaster of Music City Baroque in Nashville and Principal Second Violin of the Santa Fe Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra (N.M.).
As a founding member of the Rogeri Trio, Clarke has performed throughout the United States and held a residency at Yale University. A native of Boise, Idaho, she has studied under teachers including Robert Gerle, Joseph Silverstein and Donald Weilerstein.