Sigrid Karlstrom, viola

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Sigrid Karlstrom, viola

One year ago, Sigrid Karlstrom found herself making her debut viola performance as the only twenty-five-year-old in a group of student violists under age ten.

Since then, Sigrid has passionately played, studied, and practiced viola, becoming the newest member of the New Mexico Philharmonic viola section in March, and playing this year with Sunday Chatter, Opera Southwest, and the Figueroa Project.

Sigrid graduated in spring 2012 with a Master’s degree in violin performance from the University of Oregon, where she studied with Fritz Gearhart. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in viola performance and Suzuki pedagogy at the University of New Mexico, studying with Kim Fredenburgh.