Festival Adjudicator for Strings

Karl Stobbe 2021/2022

Strings Adjudicator

Karl Stobbe is recognized as one of Canada's most accomplished and diverse violinists, noted for his generous, rich sound and long, poignant phrasing. As an orchestra director, concertmaster, soloist, or chamber musician, he has been an audience favorite in small settings and large venues. Avie Records' recording of Karl performing Ysaye's Solo Violin Sonatas was nominated for a JUNO Award, and received worldwide attention, including London's Sunday times who called Karl "a master soloist, recalling the golden age of violin playing... producing a breathtaking range of tone colours."  Pursuing his life-long love of the music for solo violin, Karl has recently created an online concert series featuring all the Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin by J.S. Bach. He has performed in North America's most famous concert halls, including New York's Carnegie Hall and Boston's Jordan Hall, and has shared the stage with some of the most important and eclectic violinists of our day, from James Ehnes to Mark O'Connor.