Violinist Karen Wyatt joined the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera in 2013. Prior to joining the symphony, she performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra from 2009-2013. During her time with Pittsburgh Symphony, Karen toured nationally and internationally, and performed on many recordings. She also performed with the Baltimore Symphony and held a position with the Virginia Symphony.
Karen began her orchestral career with a 3 year fellowship at the New World Symphony in Miami, FL, under the leadership of Michael Tilson Thomas. During her fellowship at New World, Karen toured internationally and participated in a residency at the Opera Comique in Paris. She also performed as a principal musician with many notable conductors such as Manfred Honeck, Robert Spano and Itzhak Perlman.
Karen holds a Bachelors of Music and a Performer’s Diploma in violin performance from Indiana University where she studied with Paul Biss. She has also studied with Pavel Pekarsky, Alexander Kerr and Jennifer Ross.
Karen especially enjoys performing chamber music, baroque music, and teaching. When not performing with the orchestra, Karen enjoys gardening and baking.