Karin Bliznik was named Principal Trumpet of the St. Louis Symphony in September of 2013. She held the position of Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Atlanta Symphony prior to coming to S. Louis. Karin has also held principal positions with the Charlotte Symphony and the Charleston Symphony. She performs as Principal Trumpet with the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra and has performed as Guest Principal Trumpet with both the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Music from Boston University, Karin went on to receive her Master of Music from Northwestern University. She also spent a time studying abroad at London’s Royal College of Music and has performed in numerous music festivals, including Spoleto, Aspen, Eastern Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival, and the Lucerne Music Festival under the direction of Pierre Boulez. Additionally Karin has spent several summers as a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. While a member of the Atlanta Symphony, she was on the faculty of Kennesaw State University, and regularly taught for the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and Talent Development Program.