Karen Kevra has won attention as one of the country’s outstanding flutists through her distinctive warm and extroverted performances as a soloist and chamber musician, and has been hailed as “having a musical focus and depth seen in few flutists anywhere.” Ms. Kevra’s commitment to expanding the modern flute repertoire includes the premier recording of works by Louis Moyse (Works for flute and Piano of Louis Moyse-CRI CD888) which earned a 2003 Grammy nomination and accolades from numerous American Record reviewers. Fanfare Magazine called the disc, “A must for flute fanciers and anyone else with ears.” Classics Today.com gave it their highest 10/10 rating and designated it as one of its top twelve discs in 2003. In addition to recent performances on French National Television, at Carnegie Hall and at the French Embassy in Washington D.C., Ms. Kevra was invited by violinist/conductor Jaime Laredo to perform as soloist with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra on their 10 concert “Made In Vermont” Tour in the Fall of 2003. Her chamber engagements have included appearances with the Borromeo String Quartet, the Boston Chamber Music Society, Eugene Drucker-violin, Jaime Laredo-violin, Sharon Robinson-cello, and Jeffrey Chappell-piano. Ms. Kevra has recorded for the Albany, CRI, New World Records, and Elektra labels.
She is the founder and Artistic Director of Capital City Concerts (www.capitalcityconcerts.org) based in Montpelier Vermont, where she resides with her son Owen Kevra-Lenz, a concertmaster of the Vermont Youth Orchestra. When she’s not playing the flute, you can find her at home preparing Middle Eastern feasts, digging in the garden, or listening to her beloved Red Sox on the radio. Visit her website: www.karenkevra.com
Karen performed with A Far Cry as flute soloist on the following concerts:
22 September 2007 – Capitol City Concert Series (Montpelier, VT) 21 September 2007 – Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT) 21 September 2007 – Vermont Public Radio Interview (Colchester, VT)