Dutch violinist Karen Dekker grew up surrounded by music. Dedicated to all performance practices that music might call for, Karen performs regularly as a soloist, orchestral player and chamber musician with various ensembles throughout the United States and Europe.
Karen’s favorite musical moments of the recent past include a solo performance with Orchestra of Saint Luke’s, leading the American Classical Orchestra as concertino soloist, playing chamber music in William Christie's gardens in Thiré, France, performing a new piece written for her baroque ensemble with a tap dancer, recording an album with the Smithsonian Chamber Players, a concert with her beloved chamber ensemble Vates Consort at the Boston Early Music Festival, and a tour of New Zealand as one of the soloists in Bach’s double concerto with Juilliard’s baroque ensemble J415.
Among her favorite non-musical moments were reading, seeing friends, her travel in Southern Italy and remembering how to cook – but that is a story for another time.
Karen holds degrees from Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam, Manhattan School of music and The Juilliard School, and lives in New York.