A native of Warsaw, Poland, Karina holds her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in violin performance from the School of Music of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Opera and the Pacific Symphony, as well as a guest principal second violinist of the Utah Chamber Artists. She has recorded for various motion picture and television soundtracks while in Los Angeles. After moving to the Vancouver area she became an active freelance musician with most of the major local orchestras. She has also devoted her time to teaching young violinists, many of whom moved on to study violin performance at major universities, including McGill, University of Western Ontario, UBC, Temple University, Victoria Conservatory, Koninklijk Conservatorium den Haag, and Glenn Gould Professional School, among others. She is a violin faculty member of Place des Arts. Karina is thrilled to join the faculty of the Langley Community School of Music and work alongside some of the finest music teachers in the Lower Mainland.
Karina is a founding member of the Sempre String Quartet and gives regular solo recitals, as time permits.