Researcher biography

Karin Schaupp is one of the most outstanding guitarists on the international scene, her playing hailed by the German press as "so perfect, so complete, that it seems like a miracle". In her teens she won prestigious international prizes in Italy and Spain, and is today sought after internationally as a recitalist, soloist and festival guest, making countless television and radio appearances.

Karin has released six solo CDs for Warner Music and ABC Classics as well as various award-winning ensemble and orchestral albums. Recent releases include Mosaic (2015) featuring guitar concertos by Australian composers; the double ARIA nominated Songs of the Southern Skies(2012) with Australian songstress Katie Noonan; the ARIA nominatedFandango (2011) with Flinders Quartet; and Cradle Songs (2010), a collection of lullabies from around the world, all arranged for solo guitar.

Performance highlights include performing as soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, some 150 performances of Lotte's Gift, performances at the Goodwill Games Opening Ceremony, World Expo (Japan) and Hong Kong Arts Festival, and a Musica Viva International Concert Season tour with Pavel Steidl.

Karin is on staff at The University of Queensland as a specialist teacher of guitar. She lives in Brisbane with her husband Giac and two young children.