Abigail Karr, Violinist
A native of Boston, Massachusetts, violinist Abigail Karr earned Bachelor and Master of Music degrees at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, studying violin with the late Sergiu Luca. She appears with many ensembles on modern and historical violin, including the Handel & Haydn Society of Boston (as occasional principal player and soloist) and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra of Manhattan. With keyboardist Yi-heng Yang, she has recorded Mendelssohn’s complete works for violin and piano on the Olde Focus label; the album is the first period instrument recording of this repertoire. Abigail’s solo and chamber music performances have drawn praise from such publications as Toronto NOW magazine, the New York Times and the Boston Musical Intelligencer. She holds a degree in historical performance from The Juilliard School, and currently lives in New York, where she enjoys sharing the beauty of the violin with her young students.