Kari Nostbakken joined the Dallas Symphony in 2003. A native of
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, she completed a bachelor's degree in music
at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and a master's in
music at Indiana University, where she studied with Tsuyoshi
Tsutsumi. Prior to joining the Dallas Symphony Kari lived in
Seattle, Washington where she performed with the Seattle Symphony,
Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Northwest Chamber
Orchestra. Kari has been a frequent performer at the Nasher
Sculpture Center Symphonic Sunday chamber series and has also
performed with the Fine Arts Chamber Players and Voices of Change.
Kari plays a cello made in 1710 by Joseph Guarneri filius Andreas
that is graciously on loan from Richard and Enika Schulze.