Karen enthralled us in the 2021 Arcadia and is equally well known as concerto soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and orchestral player. She is constantly in demand by composers and conductors alike with solo engagements including the Royal Wedding, a world première by Sir Harrison Birtwistle, several blockbuster movies and the London Sinfonietta’s 50th anniversary concert at the Royal Festival Hall. A member of the European Youth Orchestra at fifteen, subsequent student successes include Finalist in BBC TV’s Young Musician of the Year, a Fulbright Scholarship, Harkness Fellowship to study in New York and the Gold Medal in the Shell/ London Symphony Orchestra Prize. She was appointed principal flute of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at 25, a post she held for 5 years before returning to London to pursue her diverse career.
Karen has been a professor at the Royal Academy of Music, London, for the last ten years and is frequently invited to give masterclasses as far afield as South America and Asia. She was elected FRAM in 2021.