Biography
I obtained my Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire.  There I studied with Paul Kosower and played in the orchestra under Nobuyoshi Yasuda.  I went on to graduate school at the University of Cincinnati--College-Conservatory of Music.  There I studied with Yehuda Hanani and played in a variety of ensembles, including full orchestra, string quartets and a piano trio.


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My first encounter with the cello was in fifth grade--my mom took me to the high school to choose an instrument to study in the upcoming school year.  I told her I wanted to play the cello or the tuba--needless to say, I went home with a cello that night and it has been in my life ever since!
Since graduating in 2000, I moved back to the Twin Cities and have been freelancing and teaching private cello lessons, and continued my music studies at the University of Minnesota, where I obtained my music teaching license.  I have enjoyed meeting many other accomplished musicians in the area, and the groups that I put together for weddings and other events are a result of my contacts with professional players in the Twin Cities.

Please email me at
karen@sweetcello.com if you would like more information on booking solo cello or a string ensemble for an upcoming event.