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Nina Karmon

Nina Karmon, described by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung as a "well-grounded and deep artistic fighter with a beautiful sound", is an international soloist. Performances have brought her onto major concert stages like the Tonhalle in Zurich, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Staatsoper in Munich, the Liederhalle in Stuttgart, the Harmonie in Heilbronn, the Atheneum in Bucharest, the Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore, the Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall in Japan, the Seoul Arts Center in Korea among others.

Nina Karmon performed as a soloist with well known orchestras such as the Orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Radio Symphony Orchestra in Stuttgart, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra of Oslo, the Stuttgart Philharmonic, the Bucarest Philharmonic, the Filarmonica Banatul Timisoara, the Symphony Orchestra Heilbronn, the Viennese Chamber Orchestra, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the Wuerttemberg Chamber Orchestra of Heilbronn, the Georgian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt, the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra at the "Classic Open Air" concert in Nuremberg, which was attended by seventy-thousand people, the Korean Chamber Ensemble, the Manhattan Chamber Sinfonia, the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra, the Sinfonietta Riga among others, under the baton of Zubin Mehta, Pinchas Zukerman, Ruben Gazarian, Evan Alexis Christ, Helmuth Rilling, Bernhard Güller, Gabriel Feltz, Christian Simonis, Jörg Faerber, Peter Braschkat, Igor Shukow, Ari Rasilainen, Juha Kangas, Emil Simon, Horia Andreescu, Romeo Rimbu and Gottfried Rabl, Normunds Šnē, Levente Török, Eugene Tzigane among others.

Greatly enriching and inspiring has also been her recent collaboration with famous pianist Gerhard Oppitz.

As a devoted chamber musician, Ms. Karmon has worked with artists such as Peter Bruns, Corey Cerovsek, Amaury Coeytaux, Juan Jose Chuquisengo, Olivier Doise, Terhi Dostal, Jurek Dybał, Niklas Eppinger, Ismo Eskelinen, Stefan Fehlandt, Bengt Forsberg, David Frühwirth, Daniel Gaede, Patrick Gallois, Roland Glassl, Giovanni Gnocchi, Justus Grimm, Michèle Gurdal, Alexander Hülshoff, Thorsten Johanns, Hervé Joulain, Benedict Klöckner, Elisabeth Kufferath, Roland Krüger, Victor Julien-Laferrière, Trey Lee, Michel Lethiec, Jack Liebeck, Matthias Lingenfelder, Lilli Maijala, Diyang Mei, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Laura Mikkola, Floris Mijnders, Béatrice Muthelet, Lena Neudauer, Arto Noras, Denis Omerovic, Bruno Pasquier, Régis Pasquier, Natalia Prishepenko, Rachel Roberts, Hartmut Rohde, Martti Rousi, Pauline Sachse, Guido Schiefen, Stefan Schilli, Hariolf Schlichtig, Niklas Schmidt, Henri Sigfridsson, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Maria Sofianska, Nina Tichman, Oliver Triendl, Gunars Upatnieks, Andreas Willwohl, Wen Sinn Yang and Wen Xiao Zheng and many others.

She has also been heard at the Kuhmo Festival, the Iitti Festival and the Karjalohja Festival in Finland, the Pablo Casals Festival in Prades, the Muskoka Lakes Festival in Canada, the Mainly Mozart Festival in Coral Gables, Florida, the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, the Hohenloher Kultursommer, the Oberstdorfer Musiksommer, Classix Kempten, the Mozartiade and the Mosel Festwochen in Germany.

Several CDs, as well as the recording of Astor Piazzolla's "Histoire du Tango" for violin and guitar, which is available on iTunes, document her work.

In 2008, Nina Karmon started the International-Chamber-Music-Festival at Schaubeck Castle in Steinheim. Every year in spring, internationally known musicians come together in the castle’s charming barn to make music.

When she was five years old, Nina Karmon, born in Stuttgart, started to learn cello with her mother, a Finnish cellist. Shortly before her seventh birthday she took up the violin and in the years following she was taught by her father, who at the time was concertmaster of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. After further studies with Silvia Markovici, Vladimir Landsman, Radu Bozgan, and at the Hans- Eisler University in Berlin with Prof. Werner Scholz, she went to New York City for three years as a student of Pinchas Zukerman and Patinka Kopec at the Manhattan School of Music. After this time she returned to Europe.