karen luttik, clarinet
Karen Luttik , freelancer in the Boston area, has recently relocated to the New England area after performing and teaching in the Netherlands for 20 years among others with Trio Aleotti, the Kurios Klarinet Kwartet and MusicaLeren.
Karen has served for years as Solo Clarinet for the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and currently performs regularly in New England with groups such as the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Cape Cod Symphony, Symphony NH, Granite State Symphony, Aliento Chamber Players, the Longfellow Festival Orchestra and Sound Icon.
Karen teaches enthusiastic clarinetists of all ages at the Nashua Community Music School, Boston University (as teaching assistant) and at her private clarinet studio.
Karen's musical studies took her to Manhattan School of Music, New York, the Royal Conservatory of Music in the Hague, the Sweelink Conservatory of Music in Amsterdam, Longy School of Music of Bard College in Boston, and Boston University. She has worked with wonderful teachers such as George Pieterson (Concertgebouw Orchestra), Charles Russo (NY City Opera), Jonathan Cohler (soloist), Jorge Montilla (Simon Bolivar Orchestra), Michael Wayne (Boston Symphony Orchestra), Stephen Bates (Kennedy Center Opera and Ballet Orchestra), Ethan Sloane (Boston University) and David Martins (Boston University)
Karen performs on Wurlitzer clarinets (Eb, Bb, A; Reform Boehm) using a Viotto N1+3 mouthpiece and Benno Kruger reeds. Her bass is a Schwenk & Seggelke Reform Boehm and goes to low C :-)