Strings & ISP Faculty Instructional Lead, Violin, Viola, Intermediate String Ensemble Conductor
Karl Ørvik, violin and viola, has appeared in solo and chamber music recitals throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Norway and South Korea. An enthusiastic chamber musician, he is the violinist of the New Hampshire Trio, and a former violinist with the Boston Public Quartet and Stonehill College’s resident faculty ensemble, the Stonehill Trio. As the founding violinist of Trio Klaritas, he has appeared in concerts at the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall and at the Tanglewood Music Center, as well as frequent performances in Boston and New York City. A dedicated teacher, Mr. Ørvik is a member of the violin/viola faculty at the University of New Hampshire, and has maintained an active private violin and viola studio since 1997. In 2011 he began teaching at the Community Music Center of Boston, and he is currently the Associate Director of CMCB’s Community Music School. In the summers Mr. Ørvik teaches and performs at UNH’s Summer Youth Music School, the UNC-Asheville Chamber Music Workshop in North Carolina, and the Point Counterpoint music festival in Vermont. He is the author of several pedagogical books and articles, including New Scale Method, an innovative scale book for advanced violinists and violists. Mr. Ørvik has studied with many distinguished musicians, including Roman Totenberg, Stephen Majeske and Calvin Wiersma, and he holds performance degrees from Boston University, the Cleveland Institute of Music and Lawrence University.