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Karen Bentley Pollick

Karen Bentley Pollick has performed as a violinist with Paul Dresher's Electro-Acoustic Ensemble since 1999. She performs a wide range of solo repertoire and styles on violin, viola, piano, and Norwegian hardangerfele. A native of Palo Alto, California, she studied with Camilla Wicks in San Francisco and with Josef Gingold at Indiana University.


She has several recordings of original music, including Electric Diamond Angel, Konzerto and Succubus, and Ariel View. On her own record label, Ariel Ventures, she ahs produced Dancing Suite to Suite, <amberwood>, and Homage to Fiddlers. She filmed Dan Tepfer's Solo Blues for Violin and Piano in Shoal Creek, Alabama in June 2009.


Pollick has performed in recital at the American Academy of Rome, throughout the Czeck Republic in the 2007 and 2008 American Spring Festivals, and in England at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. She premiered Swedish composer Ole Saxe's Dance Suite for Violin and Orchestra with the Redwood Symphony. Pollick was concertmaster at the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in 1984. With Australian pianist Lisa Moore, Pollick formed the duo Prophet Birds in spring 2009. Pollick performs on a violin made by Jean Baptiste Vuillaume in 1860 and a 1987 viola by William Whedbee of Chicago. For more information please visit


Soloist record last updated on 02-28-2010