Bio

Clarinetist Karen Luttik, freelancer in the Boston area,  has recently relocated to the New England area after performing and teaching in the Netherlands for 20 years among others with Trio Aleotti, the Kurios Klarinet Kwartet and MusicaLeren.

Karen has served for years as Solo Clarinet for the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and currently performs regularly in  New England  with groups such as the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Cape Cod Symphony, Symphony NH, Granite State Symphony, Aliento Chamber Players, the Longfellow Festival Orchestra and Sound Icon.

Karen teaches enthusiastic  clarinetists  of all ages at the Nashua Community Music School, Boston University (as teaching assistant) and at her private clarinet studio.

Karen's musical studies took her to Manhattan School of Music, New York, the Royal Conservatory of Music in the Hague,  the Sweelink Conservatory of Music in Amsterdam, Longy School of Music of Bard College in Boston, and Boston University.  She has worked with wonderful teachers such as George Pieterson (Concertgebouw Orchestra), Charles Russo (NY City Opera), Jonathan Cohler (soloist), Jorge Montilla (Simon Bolivar Orchestra), Michael Wayne (Boston Symphony Orchestra), Stephen Bates (Kennedy Center Opera and Ballet Orchestra), Ethan Sloane (Boston University) and David Martins (Boston University)

Karen performs on Wurlitzer clarinets  (Eb, Bb, A; Reform Boehm) using a Viotto N1+3 mouthpiece and Benno Kruger reeds.  Her bass is a Schwenk & Seggelke Reform Boehm and goes to low C :-)




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Radio

Van Buskirk: If I Could Start Again for clarinet solo
Beebe: How Was it We Were Caught? for clarinet and computer
Martino: A Set for Clarinet
Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time)
Muczynski: Time Pieces for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 43
Juon: Trio Miniatures
Rota: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
Bruch: Pieces (8) for Clarinet/Violin, Viola/Cello and Piano, Op. 83
Piazzolla: Oblivion
Muczynski: Fantasy Trio for Piano, Cello and Clarinet, Op. 26
Walker: Full Circle for Flute, Clarinet and Piano
Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in B-flat major, FP 184
Gunn: Euphonicum Tangenturis
Webster: Carmen Rhapsody for Clarinet Flute and Piano
Vermont Virtuosi: Vermont Virtuosi and Walter Parker in Duscussion
Márquez: Zarabandeo for Clarinet and Piano
Sutermeister: Capriccio
Bassi: Fantasy on Verdi's "Rigoletto"
Persichetti: Parable XIII for Clarinet solo, Op. 126
Guastavino: Sonata para clarinete y piano
Juon: Trio Miniatures
Rota: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
Bruch: Pieces (8) for Clarinet/Violin, Viola/Cello and Piano, Op. 83
Piazzolla: Oblivion
Muczynski: Fantasy Trio for Piano, Cello and Clarinet, Op. 26
Stravinsky: Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo
Fauré: Dolly Suite, Op. 56
Gunn: Euphonicum Tangenturis
Webster: Carmen Rhapsody for Clarinet Flute and Piano


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