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Carissa Klopoushak


VIOLINIST

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Carissa Klopoushak


VIOLINIST

Carissa is a violinist based in Ottawa, Canada, where she plays with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and pursues other solo and chamber projects.  Formerly of Saskatoon (by way of Montreal), she’s a proud Ukrainian-Canadian, a frequent traveler, vinyl enthusiast, photographer, and a coffee/whisky/music snob.  In addition to her solo appearances, she is co-founder of the Ritornello Chamber Music Festival, singer in the Ukrainian folk-rock band Tyt i Tam, and a part of the “take-no-prisoners” string quartet, Ironwood.  She recently released her debut album, SOUNDWORLDS, with her good friend Philip Chiu.  Carissa plays on a 1851 Jean Baptiste Vuillaume violin, generously on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Instrument Bank.

 
She has a meaty, luscious sound, rhythmically driven, the raw honesty of her musicality tempered by a confident, light-handed virtuosity.
— Natasha Gauthier, artsfile.ca
 
 

LATEST RECORDING

  SOUNDWORLDS   Music for violin & piano by  JANACEK | CARRABRE | DEBUSSY | VIVIER | WILLAN  Carissa Klopoushak,  violin  Philip Chiu,  piano

SOUNDWORLDS

Music for violin & piano by
JANACEK | CARRABRE | DEBUSSY | VIVIER | WILLAN

Carissa Klopoushak, violin
Philip Chiu, piano