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Violinist Megan Karls to Give Master Class, Recital Feb. 5

Published: January 29, 2014
Violinist Megan Karls will visit The University of Tampa on Wednesday, Feb. 5, to give a master class and recital. The master class is set for 4 p.m. and will be followed by a recital at 7:30 p.m. Both events will take place in the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values and are free and open to the public.

As part of the recital, Karls will premiere a piece composed by UT composition instructor Stas Omelchenko, “Soliloquy for Violin.”

Karls enjoys an active and varied career in chamber music, orchestral and recital engagements. She is the violinist in the Cascade String Quartet, the resident string quartet of the Great Falls Symphony. Members of the quartet perform as principals in the Great Falls Symphony, present a local chamber music series and tour extensively throughout Montana and the Northwest.

Additionally, she is a founding member of the Enid Trio, comprised of violin, viola and bassoon. Originally formed at the University of Iowa, the Enids have performed at universities across the country, including Oberlin College, Lawrence University and Wichita State University.

Karls also performs with the String Orchestra of the Rockies, Helena Symphony and the Bozeman Symphony. She previously held positions with the Green Bay, Des Moines, Fox Valley and Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphonies and has performed at the National Music Festival, Hot Springs Music Festival and Milwaukee Noise Festival.

For more information, contact Kira Omelchenko, assistant professor of music and director of orchestral and string studies, at or (813) 257-3762.