> Karen Schulz-Harmon
...Karen Schulz-Harmon, celloKaren Schulz-Harmon, cellist, received her Bachelor of Music with Honors from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, where she studied cello, piano and voice.
In 2004 she
graduated from Northern Illinois University
with a Masters of Music degree in Cello Performance, where she
studied with Marc Johnson and other members of the Vermeer Quartet.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, she
played with Opera Theatre St. Louis'
Youth Opera, the St. Louis Philharmonic and also performed in Europe with the Bayerisch Opera Theater
in Germany in productions of The Barber of Seville, Rigoletto and Tosca.Ms. Schulz-Harmon is an avid chamber musician and member of the Chicago Trio, who perform regularly throughout the year.
In March of 2008 she
was one of twenty cellists to perform in a tribute concert to Janos Starker sponsored by the Chicago Cello Society
.Later that spring she joined Chicago Opera Theater's cello section for their 2008 season.
Upcoming performances this fall include several concerts with the Chicago Miniaturist Ensemble, the Millennium Chamber Players and the Chicago Trio
as well as performances of Ursularia with Opera Cabal.Ms. Schulz-Harmon is on faculty at the Chicago Academy for the Arts where she teaches cello, the Musical Offering where she teaches cello and piano and is a chamber music coach for the Chicago Youth Symphony.In December of 2006 she founded Ossia Fine Arts Space, a performance venue and art gallery dedicated to "inspiring the artist within," located downtown in the Fine Arts Building.
Andrew and his wife, cellist Karen Schulz-Harmon
, live in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood.