Karen Burciaga is a versatile string player who performs throughout New England. As an early music specialist on baroque violin, viola, and viola da gamba she has appeared with numerous period ensembles. As a modern violinist, she frequently plays for weddings, church services and other events. Karen holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Music in Early Music Performance from the Longy School of Music. Her principal teachers there were Dana Maiben (Baroque violin), and Jane Hershey (viola da gamba). Additional studies with violinist David Douglass confirmed her love of Renaissance fiddling. In addition to making and teaching music, Karen is an experienced dancer with a range of interests including Baroque, vintage and folk dance. She also occasionally plays the ukulele. Learn more.