Cellist Karen Ouzounian has performed as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician throughout North America and Europe. She has performed with such ensembles as Trio Cavatina, the Tessera Quartet, A Far Cry, IRIS Orchestra, The Knights, ECCO, counter)induction, the Argento Chamber Ensemble and Continuum. Highlights of the 2012-2013 season include a Musicians from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute tour, performances on the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts’ Rising Stars series, and a solo recital at the Caramoor International Music Festival. She has collaborated with world-renowned artists including Richard Goode, Kim Kashkashian, Miriam Fried, Pamela Frank, Gilbert Kalish, Charles Neidich, Vera Beths, and members of the Guarneri, Juilliard and St. Lawrence String Quartets. Festivals include Marlboro, Ravinia, the Open Chamber Music Seminar at Prussia Cove (UK), and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany). She was a prizewinner at the 2012 Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank Competition and the Zara Nelsova Competition for Canadian Cellists in 2011.
Currently residing in NYC, Ms. Ouzounian holds Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from The Juilliard School, where she was a student of Timothy Eddy.