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Paula Karolak

viola

San Francisco, CA
12 Played at 12 groupmuses!

Paula Karolak

viola

About

Paula Karolak is a west coast based violist. Playing music since the age of three she routinely roots her musical narrative in humanistic phenomenology and her strong background in musicology helps her connect it to the cultural experience all while being a bad ass. Doing her undergraduate work in Los Angeles let Paula explore numerous musical styles and as a result she has shared the stage with such greats as Kenny Burrell, Haushka, John Cale, and John Williams to name a few. She has appeared as a chamber musician in the Dilijan Chamber Series, Musicians Guild Chamber Series and Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra. She has soloed with the UCLA philharmonic, SF Academy Orchestra and in 2015 she performed a solo set of contemporary works for the Carlsbad New Music festival. Paula is also an in demand session player and has recorded in studios all over California. Recent collaborations include Katie Day’s “By the Lake Side”, Tumbleweed Wanderers’ “Ghost” and Danny Clay’s “Stills.” After completing her MM at San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Paul Hersh and Jodi Levitz, Paula is focusing on orchestral studies and is a 2016/17 fellow at the SF Academy Orchestra.

Past groupmuses (12)

  • Outdoors

    Fancy Dress Up Party at The Roost in North Oakland

    Saturday, Mar 26, 2022 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Santa Fe, Oakland
    • Composers: Beethoven, Shaw, Dohnanyi
    • Instruments: String Trio
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 2 years ago

  • Massivemuse

    Music at The Century Club: Conversations and Variations

    Sunday, Mar 20, 2022 2:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Cathedral Hill, SF
    • Composers: Brahms, Britten, Shaw, Beethoven
    • Instruments: Viola, Cello, Piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $25+ at event

    Happened almost 2 years ago

  • Ginormous warehouse groupmuse!

    Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 7:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: South of Market, San Francisco
    • Composers: Schubert - Mozart - Shostakovich
    • Instruments: Piano + Strings
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Massivemuse

    A Trinity Alps Massivemuse

    Friday, Aug 2, 2019 7:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Western Addition, SF
    • Composers: Mozart, Mendelssohn, Montgomery
    • Instruments: String octet, piano, soprano
    • Price: $25 tickets ($20 for Supermusers)

    Happened over 4 years ago

  • Friday Night GroupMuse in Eureka Valley

    Friday, Mar 2, 2018 8:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Eureka Valley, SF
    • Composers: Mozart, Dohnányi
    • Instruments: Violin and cello duet
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 6 years ago

  • Saturday Night GroupMuse in Fillmore

    Saturday, Feb 10, 2018 7:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Fillmore District, SF
    • Composers: Shield, Albrechtsberger, Patzner
    • Instruments: Violin, viola, cello
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 6 years ago

  • Schubert and More

    Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017 7:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Mission District, SF
    • Instruments: Viola, Cello, Violin, Violin
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 6 years ago

  • Oak Manor Groupmuse

    Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 7:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Lower haight
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 6 years ago

  • String Trio Soirée to Round Out Your Sunday!

    Sunday, May 7, 2017 6:30 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Upper Civic Center, SF
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened almost 7 years ago

  • Embassy Groupmuse

    Sunday, Nov 27, 2016 7:30 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Lower Haight, San Francisco
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 7 years ago

  • House warming!

    Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 6:00 PM PST

    • Neighborhood: Buena Vista, San Francisco
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 8 years ago

  • Dubocemuse Round II

    Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 7:00 PM PDT

    • Neighborhood: Mission Dolores, San Francisco
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 8 years ago