Described as a “radiant cellist” and praised for her “rich tone” (New York Times), Karen Ouzounian has performed as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician throughout North America and Europe. She is a member of the Aizuri Quartet, the new music ensemble counter)induction, and the Boston-based conductorless chamber orchestra A Far Cry, and additionally has performed with such ensembles as the Tessera String Quartet, Trio Cavatina, The Knights, IRIS Orchestra, Gotham Chamber Opera, ECCO, the Argento Chamber Ensemble and Continuum. She will tour with Musicians from Marlboro during the 2014-2015 season, and recent highlights include a Musicians from Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute tour, performances on the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts’ Rising Stars series, and a solo recital at the Caramoor International Music Festival. She has collaborated with renowned artists Pamela Frank, Miriam Fried, Richard Goode, Gilbert Kalish, Kim Kashkashian, Charles Neidich, Donald Weilerstein, and members of the Guarneri and Juilliard String Quartets. Festivals include the Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, the Open Chamber Music Seminar at Prussia Cove (UK), and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany). A prizewinner at the 2012 Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank Competition, Ms. Ouzounian holds Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from The Juilliard School, where she was a student of Timothy Eddy.