Karl Knapp


Cellist Karl Knapp has performed in the Madison Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Madison Opera Orchestra, and Minnesota Opera Orchestra. He has served as Principal Cellist with Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra and Juneau Symphony and performs with NERO: New England Repertory Orchestra. He appears on the Navona record label accompanying his wife, soprano Jamie-Rose Guarrine. Knapp also performs extensively with his quartet, The Cushman Quartet, and his band 1200 Horsehairs: A Band of Cellos.

In addition to maintaining a 20+ year career spanning solo and chamber music performances across a wide variety of repertoire, Dr. Knapp, an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is also a devoted Suzuki educator. He is a founding member of the Alaska Cello Intensive, a summer program for young cellists, and serves as cello instructor at Amherst College.