Benjamin Karp

Adult Chamber Music Camp Faculty - Cello

Benjamin Karp is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Chamber Music at the University of Kentucky School of Music, and principal cellist with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2009, he also has been Adjunct Associate Professor at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Mr. Karp has concertized on four continents, including appearances as soloist with the Tianjin Symphony Orchestra and the Espirito Santo Philharmonic in Brazil. Benjamin frequently joins the cello section of the Cincinnati Symphony and has played in Carnegie Hall five times with the orchestra. Mr. Karp has performed with the CSO on tours of the United States, Europe, Japan, China, Singapore, and Puerto Rico. He was a member of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra for ten years, serving as principal cellist for five. Benjamin Karp received the MM degree from Indiana University, where he was a student of Janos Starker and Gary Hoffman, and a BA in Philosophy from Yale University. Mr. Karp was for six years cellist of the New College String Quartet and principal cellist of the Florida West Coast Symphony. He has recorded for the Telarc, Gasparo, Arabesque, CRI, BMG, and Centaur labels.