Oboe III/English Horn
Karen Blundell is English horn for both the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic and the Eastern Music Festival. She performs regularly as a guest musician with regional orchestras including; the Allentown Symphony, the Springfield Symphony, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and the Norwalk Symphony. She is a member of the Double Entendre Music Ensemble which can be heard at venues throughout New York City. Prior to her time in NYC, Karen was Second Oboe/English horn with the Sarasota Orchestra. She is a former New World Symphony Fellow and spent three summers as the Principal Oboe with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería in Mexico City. Additional international appearances include Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. She has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Pops, Harrisburg Symphony, Hartford Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Florida Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, Florida Philharmonic, Houston Ballet Orchestra and the Houston Symphony. Karen holds degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and the Hartt School of Music. Her teachers include James Caldwell, Alex Klein, Humbert Lucarelli and Robert Atherholt.