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Ms. Karen Donnelly

Principal Trumpet

National Arts Centre

HQ Phone: (613) 947-7000

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National Arts Centre

53 Elgin Street

Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5W1

Canada

Company Description

The National Arts Centre collaborates with artists and arts organizations across Canada to help create a national stage for the performing arts, and acts as a catalyst for performance, creation and learning across the country. A home for Canada's most cre ... more

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Employment History

Member, Faculty

Music Department

Affiliations

Member, Teaching Staff of the Music Department
University of Ottawa

Member
Rideau Lakes Brass Quintet

Member
Ottawa Chamber Music Society

Education

Bachelor of Arts

Music

Bachelor of Arts

Music

University of Regina

Bachelor of Arts

Music

University of Regina , Ms.

Master of Music

McGill University

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Karen Donnelly

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Karen Donnelly was appointed Principal Trumpet of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in October 1999 following three successful seasons as Acting Principal Trumpet. As a member of the Rideau Lakes Brass Quintet, she is very active in giving educational concerts and workshops in schools. Also a member of the large ensemble Capital BrassWorks, Karen is very involved in the organization and presentation of this group's highly successful concert series held in Ottawa. Karen joined the teaching staff of the Music Department of the University of Ottawa in 2002.


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Featuring Karen Donnelly, Principal Trumpet with the National Arts Centre Orchestra


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Thomas Annand | Julian Armour | Murielle Bruneau | Natasha Chapman | Jonathan Crow | Karen Donnelly | Janina Fialkowska | Joanna G'froerer | Guylaine Lemaire |Marcelle Mallette | Manuela Milani | Kimball Sykes | Andrew Tunis | Arianna Warsaw-Fan

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Karen Donnelly - trumpet
Following three successful seasons as Acting Principal Trumpet of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Karen Donnelly was unanimously appointed Principal Trumpet in October 1999. A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Karen completed her Bachelor of Arts in Music at the University of Regina, Ms. Donnelly continued studying at McGill University (Montreal) where she completed a Master of Music. From 1994-1996, Karen played with Orchestra London(Canada) as Principal Trumpet. Since her arrival in Ottawa in 1996, Karen has also kept a busy schedule, performing many concerts for CBC (French and English) and participating in the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival. As a member of the Rideau Lakes Brass Quintet, she is active in educational projects. May 2008 brought the release of Karen's first solo recording, "Gabriel's Sister" with Capital BrassWorks. In addition to performances with Capital BrassWorks, Ms. Donnelly teaches at the University of Ottawa.
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Karen has been Principal Trumpet with the National Arts Centre Orchestra since 1996.Previously she was Principal Trumpet with Orchestra London Canada, and has performed with the Montreal Symphony, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra and Les Violons du Roi.She received her Master's degree from McGill University, her Bachelor's degree from the University of Regina, and has studied with Vincent Cichowicz, Arnold Jacobs, James Thompson, and Robert Earley.She has performed as soloist with the NACO, Orchestra London, in the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, and also performs with the Rideau Lakes Brass Quintet.


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Following three successful seasons (1996-1999) as Acting Principal Trumpet of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Karen Donnelly was unanimously appointed Principal Trumpet in October 1999. A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Karen became hooked on the trumpet in her elementary school band program. While she displayed a natural ability for the instrument, she started her formal training much later at the University of Regina.
After completing her Bachelor of Arts in Music, Ms. Donnelly received a major bursary from the Saskatchewan Arts Board to continue studying at McGill University where she completed a Master of Music in 1991. While in Montreal, she quickly became one of the most sought-after trumpet players in the area, performing with most major ensembles in the area including the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. From 1994-1996, Karen held the position of Principal Trumpet with Orchestra London (Canada) and performed with many ensembles in southwestern Ontario during this period.
Since her arrival in Ottawa in 1996, Karen has kept a busy chamber music schedule performing many concerts for CBC (French and English) and at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival. As a member of the Rideau Lakes Brass Quintet, she is very active in giving educational concerts and workshops in schools. Also a member of the large ensemble, Capital BrassWorks, Karen is very involved in the organization and presentation of this group's highly successful concert series held in Ottawa. Capital BrassWorks recently released its third CD, "Gabriel's Sister" featuring Ms. Donnelly as soloist.
Performing as a soloist seems to be taking a major role in Karen's schedule. Ms. Donnelly performs as soloist with groups varying from professional orchestras, to community amateur orchestras and many local school bands. Including the NAC Orchestra, she has also been soloist with ensembles such as Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra London and the Hannaford Silver Street Band. Student ensembles include the McGill Symphony Orchestra, the Regina Catholic Schools Honour Band, College Jeanne-Sauve (Winnipeg), Gloucester High School, Ecole Les Preludes. Community ensembles include the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra, Parkdale Orchestra, Pembroke Symphony Orchestra, Deep River Symphony, Intrada Brass Band (Oakville) and the Maple Leaf Brass Band of Ottawa. The NAC commissioned a work written by NAC Composer in Residence Gary Kulesha to specially feature Karen. In November 2005, the NAC Orchestra toured Saskatchewan and Alberta performing this work throughout each province. Other composers who have written works specifically for Ms. Donnelly include Ryan Purchase, Eldon Rathburn and Randy Demmon.
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Through the NAC Music Education programs, Karen has given master classes in Switzerland, Mexico, the United States and in Canada from coast to coast. Ms. Donnelly joined the teaching staff at the University of Ottawa in 2002. Recently, Karen has been working with a team of volunteer teachers in the newly created "Orchkidstra" program in Ottawa that gives lessons and instruments to children of inner-city schools.
Thanks to the generosity of the Canada Council for the Arts, during the 2006-2007 season, Karen was been able to embark on a professional development program to study with Philip Smith, Principal Trumpet of the New York Philharmonic.

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