- Musicians: Karl Doty, Liesl Doty
- Instruments: Double Bass, Violin
Karl Doty, double bass
Born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota, Karl Doty has become one of the most versatile bassists of his generation. Along with being a founding bassist with A Far Cry, he has also recorded and toured internationally with the Grammy award winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Versed in different musical languages, Karl has performed with Edgar Meyer, Väsen, Darol Anger, K2 and Morning Zephyr as well as with his wife, champion fiddler Liesl Doty (Schoenberger). He has performed as a soloist at home and on tour with A Far Cry, BMOP, and the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra. Karl has performed with the Boston Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Boston Pops, and New Century Chamber Orchestra. An active chamber musician, Karl has collaborated with the Bridgehampton, Andover, North Country, Long Lake, and Walden chamber players as well as on NEC’s First Monday concert series. Karl received his Bachelor’s degree in double bass performance in 2007 from the New England Conservatory, and his Master’s degree in 2009 on a full scholarship from the same institution. Visit Website
Liesl Doty, violin
Though originally from quaint little Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Liesl’s performing career has taken her well beyond the banks of the Mississippi River. She has performed across North America and Europe, appearing at major venues including Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium, Weill Recital Hall, Zankel Hall, The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and as a soloist with several orchestras in the United States. She has appeared as a recitalist and chamber musician in numerous festivals and concert series including Yellow Barn, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, New Music New Haven, Chamber Music at Yale, Orford Centre d’Arts, Sommerakademie Mozarteum in Salzburg and Ferme de Villefavard in France. As a crossover artist, she released three commercial fiddle albums, and appeared to an enthusiastic audience as a guest at the legendary Grand Old Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. Since the 2009 season, she has been a featured soloist in composer Eric Genuis’ US tour. Liesl earned her Bachelor and Master of Music from Indiana University under the instruction of Mimi Zweig and Mauricio Fuks and an Artist Diploma from Yale University as a student of Ani Kavafian. Having just moved to beautiful Boston this past year, Liesl is a candidate in the Doctor of Musical Arts program at New England Conservatory and the teaching assistant to Lucy Chapman. Ms. Schoenberger served as adjunct Instructor of Violin and Viola at Southeast Missouri State University in 2010 and guest resident artist in 2011. Visit Website
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