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Gary Karr

Gary Karr Fast Facts
Birthday ***, 1941
Place of Birth California
Age 79 years old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
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Gary Karr

Gary Karr is an American classic double bass teacher and player; he is considered one of the best bass players of the 20th and 21st centuries

Born Nov 20, 1941, Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Classical
Occupation(s) Musician, professor
Instruments Double bass
Years active ca. 1960–2002
Website Gary Karr's Official site

About Gary Karr

Famous for his acclaimed work on the double bass, this classical and jazz musician performed with the London, Chicago, and Montreal Symphony Orchestras; the Jerusalem Sympony; and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra.

Gary Karr before fame

He trained at both the Juilliard School in New York City and the Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado.

Achievement of Gary Karr

He taught in the music departments at Indiana University, the North Carolina School of the Arts, Yale University, and the New England Conservatory.

Gary Karr family life

A native of Los Angeles, California, he grew up in a family of bass players, although his relatives did little to encourage his interest in music.

Associations of Gary Karr

He rose to fame after performing a solo of Camille Saint-Saens'"The Swan" at a 1962 New York Philharmonic young musicians' concert conducted by Leonard Bernstein.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Gary Karr

  • North Carolina College of the Arts
  • American classic double bassist
  • Yale School of Music
  • Hartt School instructors
  • Jacobs School of Music
  • Aspen Music Festival and alumni of the school
  • Senior Lecturer at the New England Conservatory of Music
  • Juilliard School

Latest information about Gary Karr updated on June 07 2021.