Karin Dornbusch


Swedish born clarinetist, Karin Dornbusch has been much in demand as a soloist and chamber musician since completing her studies at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, Germany and the Musikakademie der Stadt Basel, Switzerland.


Her active schedule includes performances as a featured soloist with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the Malmö Symphony Orchestra, the Zagreb Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Orchestra, the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra and Musica Vitae together with conductors like Armin Jordan, Daniel Harding, Pavle Dešpalj, Arvo Volmer and Petri Sakari. In the press, she has been referred to as one of the promising young stars of the clarinet and with each new performance continues to inspire and impress her audiences and critics alike. She has appeared several times on radio and television, including a solo performance recorded live by Swedish television (SVT) at the 1997 Nobel Prize Awards ceremony.

She has also been awarded many prizes and has recorded two CD's for Caprice Records. The Swedish label Caprice Records has released her third CD with Nordic clarinet concertos, including works by Carl Nielsen, Jouni Kaipainen and John Fernström. This recording has been nominated as ”Grammis 2007” in Sweden in the category of ”The Soloist of the Year”.

Since Autumn 2004 Karin is one of the Artistic Directors of the Camerata Variabile in Basel, Switzerland and from 2006 she is the Artistic Director of the Båstad Chamber Music Festival, Sweden.


H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, awards the clarinetist Karin Dornbusch the Medal Litteris et Artibus for outstanding artistic services as clarinetist. (2009)

Winner of the Soloist Prize in Stockholm (1996) endowed by the Swedish Royal Academy of Music and American Express.

Basler Orchester Gesellschafts „1.Prize for promotion of young Aspiring Young Musicians“ (1996)

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