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Karin Schaupp

  • Guitarist

Biography

Karin Schaupp has released five highly acclaimed solo CDs for Warner Music International and ABC Classics.  Among these is Lotte’s Gift (2007), the soundtrack to the play of the same name, which was written for her by David Williamson.  Orchestral releases include the world premiere recording of Ross Edwards’ Concerto for Guitar and Strings (2004) and Peter Sculthorpe’s Nourlangie (2005) for guitar and orchestra with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.  Karin's most recent release is Spain (2009), featuring concertos by Rodrigo and Bacarisse with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Romancero Gitano with the choir Cantillation.

Karin has appeared live on television in many parts of the world including USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, New Zealand and China. She can also be heard regularly on radio, including numerous broadcasts of live recitals, as well as countless interviews and guest appearances.

Karin’s ongoing ensemble collaborations include the ARIA award-winning Saffire, the Australian Guitar Quartet, which became Australia’s highest selling classical ensemble; her duo with recorder virtuoso, Genevieve Lacey; and a new collaboration with the Flinders String Quartet.

Following training at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), Australian Acting Academy, and most extensively, private tuition with Martin Challis, Karin has extended her performance activities to the theatrical stage. In 2007, for the first time combining her love of music and passion for acting, Karin starred in 80 performances of Lotte’s Gift, a play written for her by David Williamson, Australia’s best-known and most prolific playwright. The work tours nationally and internationally in 2009/10 and will premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2009.

Other recent performance highlights include concertos with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (UK) in London’s Royal Festival Hall, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra (USA), the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, The Queensland Orchestra, and at World Expo (Aichi, Japan), the Hong Kong Arts Festival and APEC (Sydney, Australia).