Karen E Lord-Powell


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About Me

Violinist Karen Lord-Powell enjoys a varied career as soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and teacher. She teaches violin, chamber music, and orchestral repertoire at the Frost School of Music, and is a member of the leadership team for the Experiential Music Curriculum, Frost’s innovative approach to musicianship training. Formerly Principal Second Violin of the Louisville Orchestra, Karen’s orchestral experience includes work with the Indianapolis and Houston Symphonies, and with renowned conductors such as Stephane Deneve, Mariss Jansons, and Leonard Slatkin.  She has appeared as Concertmaster of the Louisville Orchestra, the New World Symphony, the Miami Bach Society, and has been a featured soloist with the Glenelg Chamber Orchestra, the Northwestern Chamber Orchestra, and in recital at the National Governor’s Convention in Washington, D.C.   Karen’s chamber music collaborations include performances as part of the Kentucky Center Chamber Players, the Sona String Quartet, and with members of the Bergonzi, Amernet, and Baumer String Quartets.  She currently performs with the Nu Deco Ensemble and is recording an album of new works for Centaur Records with her husband, double bassist Brian Powell. Karen spends her summers as a tenured member of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in Western New York State.