Margret Karp

Margaret Karp is a full time Lecturer in Violin and Viola at the University of Kentucky School of Music. She is the current Concertmaster for the Lexington Chamber Orchestra, the Assistant Concertmaster of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra, and has just completed her eighth summer as an artist faculty member of the Brevard Music Center. For six years she was principal second violin of the Florida Orchestra and the Sarasota Opera. Ms. Karp also was a member of the Philharmonia da Camera in Dortmund, Germany. She is a frequent performer on both violin and viola in chamber music festivals throughout the United States. Ms. Karp was a student of James Buswell at Indiana University, with additional studies with Russian virtuoso Valery Gradow and Israeli pedagogue Yair Kless. She works regularly with the Kentucky All State Orchestras and the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras and leads an annual All State Audition Workshop at the University of Kentucky.  In addition to UK, Ms. Karp has taught at both Transylvania University and Centre College and was a faculty member of the Interlochen Arts Camp. In 2015 Ms. Karp was a participant in the inaugural Vernon Castleman Viola Seminar held at the Cleveland Institute of Music. In 2005 she was named Outstanding Studio Teacher of the Year and in 2015 was awarded Outstanding Educator by the Kentucky chapter of the American String Teachers Association.