Karl Lavine is the principal ‘cellist of both the Madison Symphony and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. He has freelanced and worked as a grant writer in New York City, toured Europe and Canada as a member of the Kandisky Trio, and performed an 18-month European tour of West Side Story. From 1999 to 2009 he served as the ‘cellist for Present Music, and continues to perform regularly with John Harbison’s Token Creek Festival. Mr. Lavine has held faculty positions at Iowa’s Luther College, Illinois Wesleyan University, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the National String Workshop. Lavine also maintains an active private teaching studio in Madison, WI, and is Director of the Chamber Music Program for the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra.