Karina Schmitz is principal violist of Handel and Haydn Society in Boston and Apollo’s Fire in Cleveland, associate principal violist of the Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra, violinist/violist of Duo Corbetta, and violist of ACRONYM. For eleven years she served as principal second violinist with Philadelphia based Tempesta di Mare. Currently living in Boston, Karina holds degrees from New England Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Her early music studies began at Oberlin Conservatory with Marilyn McDonald, Miho Hashizume and David Breitman. She continued her training in the Apollo’s Fire Apprentice Program in Cleveland while serving as concertmaster of the Case Western Reserve University Baroque Orchestra. Karina has performed with the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Boston Baroque, Boston Camerata, Blue Heron, Arcadia Players, A Far Cry, Les Delices, Chatham Baroque, Three Notch’d Road, Oregon Bach Festival, the American Opera Theater in Washington, D.C., the Trinity Consort in Portland, Oregon, the Rutland Baroque Orchestra in Vermont, and the Dryden Ensemble.