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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


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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Background Information

Employment History

Member, Faculty

Music Department


Rideau Lakes Brass Quintet

Ottawa Chamber Music Society


Bachelor of Arts


Bachelor of Arts


University of Regina

Bachelor of Arts


University of Regina , Ms.

Master of Music

McGill University

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Intrada Brass: About [cached]

The band has played with such artists as pianist Leslie De'Ath, soprano Sharla Nafziger, trumpeter Johnny Cowell, jazz trombonist Alastair Kay of Rob McConnell's Boss Brass, Kevin Turcotte, Philip Smith, principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic, Canadian trombone virtuoso, Alain Trudel, tuba virtuoso John Griffith, Pierre Beaudry, principal bass trombone of l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Ronald Romm, formerly of The Canadian Brass and Karen Donnelly, principal trumpet of The National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa).

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Karen Donnelly

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

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 Donnelly

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Karen Donnelly
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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