Karl Ørvik, violin, 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 based in Boston, he is a violinist with both the Boston Public Quartet and Trio Klaritas. He has performed as a guest artist at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in Alaska, and has been a concerto soloist with the Bangor, Racine and Green Bay Civic symphonies.
Mr. Ørvik is also a dedicated teacher who works easily with students of all ages and abilities. In addition to teaching at the Dedham School of Music, he is a member of the string faculty at both Stonehill College and the Community Music Center of Boston, and in the summers he teaches at the Point Counterpoint music festival in Vermont and the Youth and Muse festival in Boston. He has been published in the ASTA Journal, and is the author of New Scale Method, an innovative scale method book for advanced violinists.
Mr. Ørvik has studied with many distinguished violinists and chamber musicians, including Roman Totenberg, Stephen Majeske and Calvin Wiersma, and members of the Muir, Cleveland, Cavani and Fine Arts string quartets. He holds performance degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and Lawrence University, and in January of 2012 he received his DMA from Boston University.