Karen Baskin

Karen Baskin




Musician of the OSM since


Previous experience

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

Academics and teachers

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

Awards and scholarships

Performer’s Certificate, Indiana University (1973)

Favorite composers

Mozart and Ravel

Other occupations

Summer and chamber festivals: Grand Teton Music Festival, Alexandria Festival, Christ Church Chamber Series

As if practicing the cello isn’t a solitary enough activity, in my spare time I write.

Favorite works

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