Norwegian horn player Karl Kramer-Johansen was principal horn of the Jupiter Symphony for the last four years. During this period, he was regularly featured as soloist in the well-loved concerti of Strauss and Mozart as well as in neglected masterpieces by Reinecke, Dubois, Chabrier and others.
In addition to orchestral and solo work, Karl also maintains a busy chamber music schedule as artist-member and guest artist of numerous concert series and festivals, including Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, Concerts in the Heights, the Lyric Chamber Music Society, and the New England Bach Festival. Chamber music partners include Adam Niemann, William Wolfram, Ruth Laredo and Philip Entremont.
Also sought after as recitalist/lecturer, Karl has toured the United States with composer/pianist Wolfgang Plagge and given master classes at several universities in the southeast. New music collaborations include those with Marc-Antonio Consoli – professor at New York University (Varie Azione III, Games for Three, Four Shades of Tango), and the world-premiere of Kile Smith’s triple concerto “The Three Muses” (with oboist Gerard Reuter and cellist Wolfram Koessel).
Karl is a top prizewinner in many international competitions and the recipient of several awards, such as the 1999 American Horn Competition and most recently the 2001 America-Scandinavian Society Cultural Award.