Karen graduated with First Class Honours from the ANU School of Music in 2010, and in 2013 from the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria where she studied with Ms Barbara Bonney.
In concert, Karen has appeared as a soloist with the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Canberra Choral Society, Oriana Chorale, the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and UC Chorale (conducted by Tobias Cole), for which she won a Canberra Critics Circle Award in 2009.
On the stage, Karen has sung the roles of Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Abigail (Grimm and the Blue Crown Owl), Belinda (Dido & Aeneas), Coridon (Acis & Galatea) and Kelly in the Australian premiere of American composer Jeremy Beck’s Black Water at the Adelaide Fringe Festival before touring it in Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. In 2011 Karen completed a national tour with Co-Opera as Susanna in their production of The Marriage of Figaro, touring to Germany, Austria and Switzerland in May 2012. In 2013 she performed the role of Aurora (La Morte D’Orfeo) with The Harp Consort in St Petersburg, Russia, and Belinda (Dido & Aeneas) at the Peninsula Summer Music Festival in Victoria.
Karen has given art song recitals for ArtSong Canberra, and in 2012 performed a programme of excerpts from original scores on loan from the Berlin State Library for the National Library of Australia’s Handwritten exhibition. In 2013 she gave concerts in Graz (Austria) and Florence. Karen has recorded two solo recitals for ABC Classic FM, and was a featured artist on their Saturday Afternoon Concert program in 2011.