Karl Lavine is principal cellist for the WCO and Madison Symphony

Karl Lavine is also a member of the Milwaukee-based new music ensemble Present Music. Karl appears regularly at John and Rose Mary Harbison’s Token Creek Festival in Wisconsin. He has held faculty positions at Luther College and Illinois Wesleyan University and is currently teaching a private studio in Madison.

As a member of the Present Music, Karl has recorded many recent compositions with the ensemble as well as solo repertoire. He is also a member of the Kepler Quartet, a string quartet which resulted from performances of works of composer Ben Johnston. With the help of a generous grant from the Aaron Copland Recording Foundation and support from New World Records, the Kepler Quartet is recording the complete string quartets of American composer, Ben Johnston.

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