“Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.”- Robert Fripp
Associate Principal Viola
Karina Schmitz, Associate Principal Viola
Home Town: Allston, Massachusetts
Karina is principal viola of Apollo’s Fire, the contemporary ensemble Callihumpian Consort, the Gardner Museum Chamber Orchestra, and principal second violin of Tempesta di Mare. She received her MM from the New England Conservatory and BM from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Past affiliations include substitute violist with the Boston Symphony and National Symphony orchestras. Karina has CDs on Chandos, Eclectra, Koch and Tzadik labels. She performs on a 1987 Hiroshi Iizuka viola made in Philadelphia.