Karl Kramer Johansen
Norwegian horn player Karl Kramer-Johansen is a much sought-after chamber musician and recitalist. As a member of the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players and the Dorian Wind Quintet, he performs regularly in New York City as well as touring across the country. A champion of new music, Karl is a member of Ensemble PI, Argento New Music Project and a guest with Parnassus, Sequitur and other groups. He has premiered works by Marc-Antonio Consoli, Kile Smith, Wolfgang Plagge, Eric Moe and others. As principal horn of the Jupiter Symphony for four seasons, he soloed in the well-known concerti by Strauss and Mozart, as well as in rarities by Dubois, Reinecke, Chabrier and Saint-Saens. As a guest soloist he has appeared in Scandinavia, Russia, Mexico, Brazil and across the U.S. He is a winner of many prizes and awards – including a two-time winner of the American Horn Competition, the George and Elizabeth Gregory Award and the American Scandinavian Society Cultural Award.